Re: Re: [canberrabirds] unusual visitor

To: John Harris <>
Subject: Re: Re: [canberrabirds] unusual visitor
From: Ryu Callaway <>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 01:45:21 +0000
Not unusual in Canberra as a whole, rather, localised/patchy distribution in 
different parts of Canberra and particularly in some urban settings. I've never 
heard a Kookaburra for my place in Fadden despite being not far from the 
reserve, and would be pleasantly surprised if one made an appearance in my 
yard. However, seeing one along the Tuggeranong parkway near Lyons (as Philip 
has hinted) is regular and perhaps 'less significant'.

A more extreme example might be Satin Bowerbirds, which might be quite 
significant in Gungahlin or parts of Belconnen, but very common South of the 


---  wrote:
> 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 hearthem 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 regularlyperched on the light poles on Tuggeranong Parkway adjacent to Mt 
> Taylor.  From: sandrahenderson 
> 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 onein my yard 
> that I can ever remember. The local noisy miners, magpies and pied currawongs 
> are not happy! sandra hwanniassa    Message protected by MailGuard: e-mail 
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