birds, anyone?

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Subject: birds, anyone?
From: "Richard Johnson" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 14:56:01 +1000
Hi folks,

Has anyone got anything interesting to say about birds, as a change from
all this twaddle about twitching and cannon netting?

As an opener, there was a thread going a few weeks ago about early
migrants in NSW. What's been happening since then? I thought it
interesting at the time because (a) a small group of bee-eaters had just
hit town (Roma, SC Qld) and stayed a day, then left, taking with them
the resident pair and their offspring from the local racecourse, and (b)
a couple of days later, I heard several Silvereyes going to bed in trees
nearby, an unusually early visit by what are normally autumn-winter
visitors here. Nothing unusual since, though we do have a bit of an
influx of Sacred Kingfishers at the moment. One bird, recovered under a
shop window, was a first-year bird i.e. one of last season's young. I
haven't looked closely at the others about town.

Over to the rest of you!


Richard Johnson
Habitat Case Studies Project Officer
Qld Parks & Wildlife Service
Southwest District
Tel: (07) 4622 4266  Fax: (07) 46 22 4151

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