Another breeding event

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Subject: Another breeding event
From: Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2023 07:41:24 +0000
Hi everyone

I have just spent the last 15 minutes on the front veranda, watching all the 
little birds come in for one last drink and a quick bath. The resident Eastern 
Spinebills have a young bird in tow. It’s probably about a month old at most, 
no sign of moult yet which happens at about two to three months. 

The other little birds that normally occupy neighbouring territories are all 
following each other around, which is typical mixed feeding flock behaviour in 
winter. There were six Superb Fairy-wrens (whose territory boundary is normally 
right in the middle of the front yard), four White-browed Scrubwrens, two Brown 
Thornbills, and a Grey Fantail. 

As darkness approaches, the lorikeets and cockies are heading to their roosts 
nearby. The family of three Crested Pigeons has just flown to their favourite 
shrub for the night. The little birds have scattered, however two or three 
fairy-wrens are quietly chatting to each other as they settle down in the dense 
May bush. 

And now it’s too cold to be sitting outside!

Have a good weekend! 


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