Speckled Warbler in Dryandra Street Woodland (and elsewhere??)

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Speckled Warbler in Dryandra Street Woodland (and elsewhere??)
From: Greg Wood <>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2021 02:25:41 +0000

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> On 8 Feb 2021, at 12:59 pm, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> Greg, 
> Sorry. Not sure if you also saw a Speckled Warbler, but that photo is a
> female Rufous Whistler.
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Canberrabirds
>  On Behalf Of Greg
> Wood
> Sent: Monday, 8 February, 2021 12:37 PM
> To: 'Con'; 'canberrabirds chatline'
> Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Speckled Warbler in Dryandra Street Woodland
> (and elsewhere??)
> Hi Con,
> If this is one-such I sighted it two days ago in the wattles as you walk to
> the west of the carpark at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, I think as one of a pair.
> Greg Wood
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Canberrabirds <> On
> Behalf Of Con
> Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:40 AM
> To: canberrabirds chatline <>
> Subject: [Canberrabirds] Speckled Warbler in Dryandra Street Woodland
> To the best of my knowledge there are no previous records of Speckled
> Warbler in the Dryandra Street Woodland. This morning I recorded a single
> bird.
> My recent Black Mountain and Bruce Ridge surveys have failed to turn up
> Speckled Warblers, despite repeated, determined and focused searches in all
> their previous locations. They are still regulars in tiny numbers in
> O'Connor Ridge and Aranda Bushland, having bred successfully in both
> locations in 2020.
> How did this individual find his way int the Dryandra Street Woodland?
> One possibility is that they move about with MFF in the off season and this
> bird may have moved into DSW on the wings of a MFF, as it were. 
> While the 2021 MFF are only just forming, the above bird was co-located with
> Brown Thornbill, Superb Fairy-wren, and White-browed Scrubwren. On the other
> hand, to the best of my knowledge, the latter are probably all resident in
> the above location. In other words, the likelihood is that the Speckled
> Warbler joined them after he made his way to the DSW.
> kind regards
> Con

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