Better news

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Subject: Better news
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:55:58 +0000

In the absence of much in the way of local news I report good progress this morning by the butcherbird family on the Knob.  Three fledglings are huddling together in the green depths of a shrubby oak with a fourth (right) about a metre lower down.  Surely, I thought, given the hard conditions, a justifiable occasion for a little mince-flinging. The mince is lightly rolled on the ground beforehand, which is how they seem to like it.  The adults catch the mince and store it in a fork before relaying fragments to the young.  The upper fledgling has a grip on the bill of a sibling, expressing the view that the grippee has been fed enough for the time being.


A small bird perched on a tree branch

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