Jerra Weedlands (that were Jerra drylands; that were Jerra wetlands

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From: Suzanne EDGAR <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 05:38:31 +0000

Walked there y’day & @ first it was a discouraging prospect but things looked up as I approached Cygnus hide in vicinity of Finchville. There I saw a male red-browed finch carrying a tender green frond, held sideways in his beak; at first I surmised nest-building; but then he approached a female with his gift, which she appreciated/accepted; so he hopped on & achieved a rapid copulation (or 2?) then flew off. I’ve observed similar procedure in these finches only once before in a long life of b. watching but it was quite a thrill to witness.

Right after Cygnus I saw quite a few striated pardalotes busy scraping lerp (s?) off the youngish euc leaves. All in all the walk around the circuit yielded a surprising tally of c.20 species.


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