"Bill Jolly" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Barry McLean <>
Sun, 6 Feb 00 16:14:29 +1100
Here in NW Vic the Red-backed Kingfisher, in 1998 &1999 in particular, is
a fairly common bird in the spring/summer period. One of their favourite
nesting sites is in the lumps of soil and roots that are exposed and
lifted when large Belah trees are blown over (even in banks the nest
burrow is usually quite short). It is still nice to see them.
An atlasser in Merbein (near Mildura, Vic) reported to me yesterday that
he had a group of 7, perhaps 8, RbK's together, on the power line in
front of his house. I have never seen more than two together, although I
have seen 5 or more nests in the space of a kilometer or so.
Is it common to see groups? Do they group to migrate and, for that
matter, where do they go for our winter?
PO Box 1540
Mildura Vic 3502
Phone (03) 5023 1047
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