Juvenile King Parrots

To: "calyptorhynchus ." <>, Mark Clayton <>
Subject: Juvenile King Parrots
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:15:21 +0000
Hi All,

Here in Amaroo we have had begging juvenile King Parrots visit us for several summers now. This year a family group of 3 juveniles and 2 adults first visited on January 29 and we have seen them several times. In addition there have been two other juveniles and on Feb 3 all 5 juveniles were here with two sets of parents. We have also had 2 immature males. (Many photos on Flickr for anyone interested). m("N08/49476394093/in/album-72157713197244498/","//");">https:

Also of possible interest ... our Wattlebirds have been raising a Koel chick. We first saw in on January 19 and it is still here .... quite tame and expecting to be fed along with our other garden visitors. I have also taken many photos of 'our baby' ....  m("N08/49471875741/in/album-72157713197244498/","//");" style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">https:
We hear the male Koel calling most days and we were seeing a female too, but not as often. 

Some other recent Gungahlin sightings:
  • Casey Wetlands - a very recent brood of 5 Australasian Grebe chicks and 2 Spotted Crakes
  • Casey Pond - Royal Spoonbill
  • Valley Ave Ponds - Australasian Shovelers & Latham's Snipe
  • Yerrabi Pond - Glossy Ibis  - over the past month and a first for me at Yerrabi - 5 Little Corellas were feeding there last weekend (not common in this part of Canberra).
  • Mulligan's - a week ago - the Big Dam is actually a dam again and the water birds are returning, including 2 Pink-eared Ducks

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 8:25 PM calyptorhynchus . <> wrote:
There were two juvenile KPs in our yard in Hughes this afternoon around 4.30pm. They were begging and being fed. I haven’t ever seen juvenile KPs in the suburbs before.

John Leonard
John Leonard

‘There is kinship between people and all animals. Such is the Law.’ Kimberley lawmen (from Yorro Yorro)

Julie Clark
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