I've also come across a Magpie lark pair nesting in a willow tree out near Tidbinbilla nature reserve. It seemed to me that there were 3 Magpie lark's involved in feeding/looking after
Interestingly over the last few weeks there's been an Australian Kestrel using the same tree to forage for crickets from. We've been taking photographs of birds in this tree on a regular
basis and then suddenly the Kestrel disappeared.
Mostly the other birds, Magpie lark's, Willie Wagtail's, Magpies, Eastern Rosella's and occasionally Noisy Miners were mostly leaving the Kestrel alone, is that because they didn't
see it as a threat?
Do you think that the Kestrel was moved on by the Magpie lark's because their eggs hatched and its threat, to the hatchlings, status changed?
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From: Julie Clark [
Sent: Friday, 24 April 2020 6:54 PM
To: Terry Munro <>; Christine <>
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Justice Hope Park
In addition to the Pink-eared Ducklings on Mulligan's Big Dam, there are also Grey Teal ducklings .... 9 when I last managed
to count them and a brood of Pacific Black Ducks that I spotted today with at least 6 very young offspring. In the front dam is a Wood Duck family with 7 ducklings. Further south of the Big Dam in a new part of the reserve is another small dam and a Wood Duck
family with 5 ducklings.
Also, a sighting I found interesting today was a Magpie -lark sitting on a nest near the Big Dam. I know now that ducks breed
after rain, but is this common for other species?
On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 3:51 PM Terry Munro <> wrote:
There was a pair of Grey Teal with 6 small ducklings on the dam. Apart from this there was the usual suspects & I didn't see or hear any Superb parrots