Fwd: [canberrabirds] Figbird possible?

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Subject: Fwd: [canberrabirds] Figbird possible?
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 23:43:40 +0000
Hi All,

Joh and I also heard a distinct call this morning and also thought the bird we initially saw could be a figbird. It was joined by a second bird.

Poor photos, once edited to lighten them, revealed a young Oriole instead. Apologies to those who left their prime seats in the Bittern Hide  to search for the bird!!


On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 9:53 PM shorty <> wrote:
Hi all,

This morning at Jerra Wetlands i heard a bird that i knew but was unsure of the species at the time. I indicated to David and  Alan that i thought it was a Figbird. I was unable to locate the bird but listening to playbacks i am still sure it was a Figbird. I have been going over this all afternoon and am confident it is what i heard.

I have been North over Xmas and heard and seen them so am confident that i may be correct

Being a rare bird for us i am reluctant to enter this to a list so i ask that any birders going down there tomorrow to keep an ear and eye out for it tomorrow


Julie Clark
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