Year 6 graduation

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>, "" <>
Subject: Year 6 graduation
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 03:32:19 +0000
Geoffrey, on 27 January we had both a full male and one in transition (a bit more coloured than yours) in the same cotoneaster bush in my neighbour’s backyard.  There were also 2 green birds nearby.
It was a bit of an unexpected visit as only the single green bird has occasionally been sighted in the New Year, the bower in another neighbour’s yard not being active.
Jack Holland
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2019 1:08 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Year 6 graduation

This morning I noticed the bower in the front ‘garden’ had a new manager.  This is the third time over several years I have seen a 6/7 years plumage transition at this site.  I have not seen the regular male around for a few weeks, so I think we might see a new tenant moving in (what happened the first time) rather than the new graduate move off to establish his own practice (what happened the second time).  This bird knows how to handle the few grapes thrown in the direction of the bower each morning.


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