thought to be a response to avoiding cuckoo predation, I believe.
On 15 Jul 2021, at 5:36 pm, Ian Fraser <> wrote:
Depends on which thornbills Danny. Yellow-rumpeds do start in the dead of winter, which is counter-intuitive for such a small bird. Chicks are fledging by the start of spring.
On 15/07/2021 5:27 pm, Danny McCreadie wrote:
Hi Ben, yes likely to be courtship displays. I have seen them in S.A.
Larger birds will be going to nest soon. I also saw a pair of Thornbills building a nest at Namadgi the other weekend, which seems too soon.
2 together over Yass Gorge on Sunday, chasing and grappling and making a bit of noise which I've never noticed before. Possible courtship display?
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Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Black-shouldered Kites
FWIW I saw one last week in the grasslands between the Majura parkway and the Campbell Park forest.
On Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 21:40 Alison, <> wrote:
My neighbour, who drives this way regularly, has told me that she has often seen these birds near the turn-off to Coppins Crossings.
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[Canberrabirds] Black-shouldered Kites
2 Black-shouldered Kites were present just north of Coppins Crossing on Monday afternoon. One was carrying a stick in its beak as it flew towards a pine tree but I wasn’t able to watch where it landed.
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