That was another option I was looking at but I wasn’t sure about the nest as it’s in a tree and deepish. I was quietly optimistic it might be a bower bird. Fun watching the progress from my study.
I’m in Fisher.
Thank you, and to Martin.
Sent: Sunday, 22 November 2020 9:15 AM
To: 'Merarth Tarrant' <>;
Subject: RE: [Canberrabirds] Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?
Meredith, no, it’s a female Satin Bowerbird, which will be building and nesting all on her own.
What suburb are you in? We saw a female nest building at Campbell Park during the nest workshop last Sunday.
From: Canberrabirds <>
On Behalf Of Merarth Tarrant
Sent: Sunday, 22 November 2020 9:08 AM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?
Is the bird in the photo a Grey Shrike-Thrush? I first saw it a couple of weeks ago and it has now returned to build a nest.
She, presumably, has stood her ground against the aggressive resident magpies and even dived into the family as they were foraging under the trees where her nest is in progress.
To my knowledge, I’ve not heard her call but heard a hissing sound when she dive bombed the magpies.