|From:||Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds <>|
|Date:||Sat, 24 Dec 2022 10:17:20 +0000|
Busy times in Hawker recently, with lots of breeding activity.
A few eucalypts are flowering at the moment, attracting Noisy Friarbirds. There are quite a few Silky Oaks coming into flower too. The friarbirds love them, as do Superb Parrots and flying foxes. However, there are no friarbirds calling in the dawn chorus, so I figure they must be roosting at breeding sites in woodlands. No young ones yet.
The Superb Fairy-wrens across the street appear to be on their third attempt, with no young produced so far. The pair that nest behind us are on their second attempt at least, and they're carrying food.
White-browed Scrubwrens nested in the neighbour's yard somewhere, popped out two bubby scrubbies and have been feeding them in the front yard.
Red Wattlebirds have fledged two broods, and have been building (or at least lining) another nest over the last few days, utilising the dog hair I leave out. Yet to raise a koel!
Spinebills have had two successful broods, with the first lot currently moulting into first adult plumage (which occurs around two to four months). A few days ago two brand new honey coloured fledglings have been zipping about the yard, feeding in grevilleas, callistemons and correas, and enjoying the fresh water in the baths.
Crested pigeons raised two young in the very large shrub on the front corner.
Brown thornbills had a couple of young out many weeks ago.
Red-rumped Parrots come many times a day for a drink but have yet to bring young. Seems later than last year.
Best wishes to you all for Christmas and the New Year!
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