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Breeding birds in Hawker
Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds <>
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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