FW: [canberrabirds] Young birds and a milestone

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Young birds and a milestone
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:48:30 +0000

It is a remarkable achievement.  Callum Brae (bottom left in the below graphic) is about 1km distant. At a recent talk at the historic Mugga-Mugga cottage centre on the birds to be found there, I contrasted Shorty’s list from across the olive farm and about 500m away with what could be found in the relatively birdless cottage paddocks.  The audience was quite surprised, particularly at Shorty’s ‘most abundant’ list (eg Little Ravens).  Like most Canberra residents they knew nothing at all about the swifts.



From: Martin Butterfield <>
Sent: Saturday, 20 April 2019 6:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Young birds and a milestone


Well done shorty.  Over 12 years at Carwoola my GBS list was about 109 species so for a suburban record that is an excellent score.  What do you count as your home list - most people with long GBS lists include parts of Canberra Nature Park )or at ;east urban green space.





On Fri, 19 Apr 2019 at 18:00, shorty <> wrote:

Today at Jerra Wetlands there was a begging young Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike being fed by it's parents. At home i had 2 juvi Double-barred Finch visit my bird bath.


This morning at home i had a Fuscous Honeyeater visit and this has made it my 100th species for my home list :)



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