Sun, 06 Apr 2003 15:07:11 +1000
A couple of unusual records -
Song Thrush - these are resident in the older suburbs of Geelong (e.g. Newtown)
and I've seen one once at Lara to the north. The first thing I saw amongst my
rose bushes in the backyard this morning was a Song Thrush - as far as I know
the 2nd ever record for the Geelon Grammar campus, which extends for about a km
along the northern shore of Corio Bay.
Crested Pigeons really seem to have settled in to this area now. There are
always a pair near our house, and a party of 6 birds has been recorded around
the campus throughout the summer. There were a group of 5 birds near home
yesterday and today - two birds were smaller than the others. Slightly smaller
crest and duller plumage suggests they might be juveniles. I wonder if they
have bred here? My guess is that CPig will be a common bird on the west side
of Port Philip within 3 or 4 years.
Rufous Fantail -ANOTHER fantail was in the backyard early last week, the 2nd
for the autumn.
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