More superb at Gungahlin

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: More superb at Gungahlin
From: Lindell Emerton <>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:30:07 +0000
Kings still feed regularly in large groups in Yarralumla but can only vouch for the nature strips along Weston St as it’s the one I travel to golf each week. 

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On 27 Sep 2019, at 3:41 pm, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:

In the dim  distant past (early 1980s) Yarralumla used to be the hotspot for King Parrots.  Mainly feeding on oak trees if my memory is correct.

On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 at 10:03, Nick Payne <> wrote:
Re large numbers of King parrots, yes, we have been seeing larger numbers of them than I would have expected from past years (suburbs of Griffith, Manuka, Kingston).


On 26/09/2019 11:10 pm, Kevin and Gwenyth Bray wrote:
We were at the AIS this evening, just before sunset, near the swimming pool area entrance, where there is a grove of deciduous (elm??) trees with new flowers/seeds attracting various rosellas, king parrots, etc.  Among them were a few superb parrots, eating as heartily as the others – so in that case we did see kings and superbs together, albeit in small numbers.
BTW, we have seen rather more numbers of king parrots than in past years near where we live (Emu Ridge, near the Belconnen town centre), as well as in McCaughey St a few blocks north of Barry drive (before Masson St).  Have others noticed larger than usual numbers of king parrots in other parts of Canberra this year?

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