War memorial cockies

To: "'Ryu Callaway " <>
Subject: War memorial cockies
From: Susan Robertson <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2018 11:07:33 +0000

Hi Ryu,


I went to the War Memorial yesterday and this evening (7th and 8th).  Weather both evenings was cold (7 degrees with a wind chill that brought the temperature down to 2.5.  Both evenings I started watching at 4.30pm.  Some cockies were already there feeding on the grass. The birds that were arriving were mostly coming from the South and South-west.  Saturday’s count was about 264.  This evening’s was about 248.  Both counts were not completely exact as the birds were coming and going a bit.  Saturday I left at 5.10pm.  The birds were moving around but not yet permanently roosted.  This evening I stayed until 5.30pm.  By then the cockies were almost all roosted in the eucalypts (about 14 of the trees) beside the Eastern driveway into the memorial.  After about 5.15 it was impossible to do any more counting as the cockies were flying around  and then into the trees.


Susan Robertson





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