Superb Parrot migration?

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Subject: Superb Parrot migration?
From: Peter Murphy <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 07:19:59 +0000
I think the Hughes/Garran flock of Superb Parrots may have left or are leaving 
the area.

Yesterday at about 3 pm I was in the Hughes Garran woodland and observed about 
10 Superbs fly from the direction of Federal Golf club over the other side of 
Kitchener St. into a tree nearby. As I watched them another group arrived from 
the same direction making the group in 2 adjacent trees at least 20. I hadn’t 
seen so many gather together before. I have a short iPhone video mostly for the 
noise they were making. When I walked over the road to the area adjacent to the 
golf course where they are usually seen and heard I didn’t see or hear any. I 
did however hear two further down near the thicket where the satin bowerbirds 
hang out alongside the 11th fairway.

Today at 10 am there were none in Hughes Garran woodland and I saw only one 
near the golf course - which flew by and headed north west.

This afternoon I went again to the Hughes Garran woodland area about 3. I 
observed after a while a flock of about 6 or so arrive in a tree near 
yesterday’s collection, but before I could get close enough for a photo they 
all took off in a north westerly direction. I then went over to the area 
adjacent to the golf course and saw and heard none. It is an area where I’ve 
seen and heard them every day for weeks.

So I think they were gathering and leaving town.

I’ll check there again in the coming days to see if I am right.


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