Breeding birds in Hawker

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Subject: Breeding birds in Hawker
From: Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 12:19:36 +0000
Looks like my resident White-browed Scrubwrens and Superb Fairy-wrens are 
breeding. One family of fairy-wrens nests across the street to the east, one 
family nests just in the neighbour’s yard to the west; the territories abut 
right in the middle of my front yard and I have seen quite a few battles over 
the past couple of weeks. The trio of scrubwrens nests in the shrubbery along 
the fence on the west side of the house. 

For the past week to maybe ten days, the female scrubwren and the two dominant 
female fairy-wrens have been absent. I’ve seen the male scrubbies carrying food 
off to the west, presumably to feed the female. Today, the female scrubbie made 
a brief appearance and dad fed her, she had a quick splash in the bath and flew 

Magpies are still building, although the soft grassy bits she was carrying 
might mean she’s just adding the finishing touches. 

Brown Thornbills are chasing each other and calling lots, as are the Eastern 

Time for a good snoop around to see what is happening with the wattlebirds and 


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