Swift Parrots - Mt Ainslie & Callum Brae?

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Subject: Swift Parrots - Mt Ainslie & Callum Brae?
From: Debbie Saunders via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 04:38:29 +0000
Lerps can certainly be a large portion of their diet in some years and locations and are often less contended than nectar once flowers emerge.

Swift Parrots often do the leaf bathing - so much fun to watch when it's wild, wet and windy and they swing around in among the branches like there could be nothing better :) 

Does anyone know if there are still birds at Callum Brae? ACT parks has generously offered to put up some songmeters to capture calls for our AI project so would be good to get any updates on where the birds are up to at both sites today,

On Monday, 3 May 2021, 06:12:26 pm AEST, Danny McCreadie <> wrote:

I share Geoffrey’s observation about feeding.

I also found their habit of leaf bathing interesting. I have seen them do it on two different mornings. They flap their wings and move through the dewy leaves of the tree until they are soaked, then go off to preen. One morning the local Eastern and Crimson Rosellas also joined in.



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