unusual visitor

To: Robert Parnell <>
Subject: unusual visitor
From: John Harris <>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 01:21:12 +0000

Are kookaburras becoming so unusual in Canberra that the sighting of them is important enough to report? The Report still calls them Common Breeding Resident. But also notes that there is a slow decline.  Is the fact that I see and hear them almost every day from my place (Nicholls, backing onto Ginninderra Creek) deluding me into thinking they are still common?  At what point do the editors list them as Uncommon Breeding Resident?





From: Robert Parnell <>
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018 at 9:44 am
To: sandra henderson <>
Cc: chatline <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] unusual visitor


I have seen kookaburras in Telopia Park, Barton on two occasions in the last week or two.


On 2 August 2018 at 22:38, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

I heard a kookaburra at home (Kambah) last week. Also unusual, though not a first. They are regularly perched on the light poles on Tuggeranong Parkway adjacent to Mt Taylor.


From: sandra henderson [
Sent: Thursday, 2 August, 2018 4:10 PM
To: Cog line
Subject: [canberrabirds] unusual visitor


went into my front yard right now to find out what the commotion was about - and found a kookaburra sitting in my leafless ash tree, just metres from the front doot. The first one in my yard that I can ever remember. The local noisy miners, magpies and pied currawongs are not happy!


sandra h




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