Thanks Anthony, a lovely cameo of what birding is really all about. Sometimes
we need to be reminded.
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> On 2 Jun 2023, at 17:42, Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds
> <> wrote:
> 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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