To: kevingwenyth <>
Subject: Ibis
From: John Brannan <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 00:01:31 +0000
My own observations at the Pinnacle Nature Reserve and around my home in Florey (not far from Emu Ridge as the Corella flies) are that Corellas have been slowly but steadily expanding into Belconnen for at least 2 and possibly 3 years now, presumably from the area around the ANU and Civic, where they are long established. (I imagine GBS records in Belco would reflect this.) In particular, I recently noticed a dozen or so feeding among the Galahs and Sulphur-cresteds on the median strip along Benjamin Way not far from Belconnen Mall. In the last few years, I've regularly been getting pairs and occasionally larger flocks flying over my place, and they’re appearing more regularly in the contests for nesting hollows at the Pinnacle. Assuming this trend continues, it seems likely to me that they’ll soon be resident in numbers in this part of Canberra also.

John Brannan

On 6 Jan 2020, at 10:45 pm, kevingwenyth <> wrote:

On a similar vein, but as an irregular and non-expert contributor, we have been hearing and seeing quite regularly in the past month or so quite a number of corellas near our house, which is in so-called Emu Ridge, not far from the Belconnen Town Centre. As far as we can recall, these  recent occurrences are our first sightings in this part of Canberra in over 35 years of having lived here, our previous nearest sightings having been in the vicinity of the ANU.

Can anyone comment?  Or am I just ignorant of others' reports?

Kevin Bray 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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From: Lyndon Howe <>
Date: 6/1/20 5:32 pm (GMT+10:00)
To: Rosemary Blemings <>, Canberra Birds <m("","canberrabirds");" class="">>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Ibis

3 Straw-necked Ibis on Mt. Rogers, Flynn, at 5 pm today. My first ever sighting of these birds on Mt. Rogers in the 43 years I have lived here. This may be a first ever recording of them here, as I can find no previous record of them having been sighted on the reserve. Perhaps someone can verify or otherwise.

                                                                                                                                                      Lyndon Howe.

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