Hi Richard and Philip,
I am not that familiar with their song other than YouTube searching. I am very familiar with Silvereyes having grown up with them in SA.
If not a Speckled Warbler or Silvereye I am happy to consider other options.
From: Philip Veerman <>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:40 PM
To: 'Danny McCreadie' <>
Subject: RE: [Canberrabirds] Mt Majura Woodland Survey - Spring 21
I think you would be very lucky to have a Speckled Warbler in a normal suburban lot for two weeks. You haven’t described it or told us that you are
very familiar with the song. Are you wishing to make a connection of the mention in the note below, to your question?
On Behalf Of Danny McCreadie via Canberrabirds
Sent: Saturday, 25 September, 2021 6:06 PM
To: 'John and Kathy';
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Mt Majura Woodland Survey - Spring 21
Thanks Kathy and John,
I suspect one of the missing Speckled Warblers is in my back yard in Forde. I have had one singing in the bushes along the back fence for around 2 weeks now. It stops when I try to get a look so I am only going by the song.
Is it unusual to have them in suburbia like that?
From: Canberrabirds <>
On Behalf Of John and Kathy
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2021 5:28 PM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Mt Majura Woodland Survey - Spring 21
The Mt Majura Woodland surveys were conducted on 19, 20 and 25 Sept. Luckily we live in the same general area as our survey sites and were not affected by COVID restrictions. Very wet underfoot at about half the sites
and we wished we had worn rubber boots! Lots of Yellowbox flowering at most sites. Around 30 species seen in total over the 9 sites. Unfortunately only one site had any small birds with Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Grey Fantail, Misletoebird and Weebills. No Speckled
Warblers to be seen at either of our regular sites. Hopefully they were just keeping a low profile and not gone altogether. Many Red Wattlebirds, Noisy Friarbirds and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters seen at a number of sites.
Kathy Walter and John Goldie