My first Dollarbird for the season

To: Kim Farley <>, Harvey Perkins <>
Subject: My first Dollarbird for the season
From: David Rees via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 22:17:57 +0000

Yes,  I photographed one in Campbell Park on the 3rd Oct,


On 19/10/2021 9:14 am, Kim Farley via Canberrabirds wrote:
That's lovely Harvey.  The first one for spring is always special.  I just had a quick look in eBird and found the first record for Dollarbird this spring was the 22nd of September out past Evatt. No further eBird records for September, but reports from 14 sites around Canberra for October (to date). Our Canberra Nature Map colleagues and Facebook birders likely have additional records.
ACT eBird reviewer 

On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 8:17 AM Harvey Perkins via Canberrabirds <> wrote:
Just saw the first of "my" dollarbirds, back for the season. In the trees bordering the 6th fairway at Murrumbidgee golf course (Gleneagles, Kambah). 

Right on time. Previous years (over past 12 years) have been as early as 12 October and as late as 2 November (but of course that is when I first recorded them, not necessarily when they actually arrived back).

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