It is certainly nice to see them around. Two years ago there was a big collection of the Superb Parrots around Kambah, in groups up to 20 or 30, in the area
from Jenke Circuit towards Tuggeranong Lake. Also Swift Parrots as an extra, at the same time. It was not repeated last year and I have not noticed them in the area this autumn either.
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Sent: Sunday, 30 April, 2023 1:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Superb parrots, Hawker
There are Superb Parrots in many parts of Canberra. There are known roosts in Holt (golf course), John Knight Park, and spot in Florey, Garran, and Wanniassa.
Although a substantial number of parrots still leave town for winter, there are still many here.
I have been seeing and hearing them at home in Hawker, in groups of up to six. A few weeks back I watched a group of 24 fly over while I was on the green at the bowls club in Hawker.
I’m in Deakin two mornings a week and hear or see them just about every time, in the area of the car park in King St and the high school across the road.
Photographers posting on Facebook have had superbs in Campbell yesterday, and in Gungahlin a couple of weeks ago.
However, every record is valuable!
On 30 Apr 2023, at 11:56 am, Alison <> wrote:
Also two Superb parrots at the Hawker College yesterday morning
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Subject: [Canberrabirds] ANU sculpture garden
Our search for Blue-faced Honeyeaters continues to be unsuccessful. However yesterday we got to the sculpture garden near the National Museum and found 16 Gang-gangs and at least 2 Superb Parrots.