Grey Currawong with nesting material & large flock of Silvereyes

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Subject: Grey Currawong with nesting material & large flock of Silvereyes
From: John Layton <>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 01:58:59 +0000

A Grey Currawong fossicking in the flower beds at rear of Kippax Library early this morning before the sky clouded over. I watched it for three minutes before it flew off carrying fibrous-looking material.


Earlier on, I was surprised to see a flock of some 30 Silvereyes, a conservative estimate because counting would have been futile as they hopped, skipped, jumped and fluttered among the blossoms of our sprawling apricot tree. During spring ( but not last year) it’s usual to see groups of about 7 – 10 moving through our flowering trees, but a flock of around thirty is a stand-out record in my local observations.


John Layton



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