White-throated Gerygones sing here in Gloucester
throughout the winter! This surprised me as I thought they all flew north.
Or at least fell silent. On 12th August heard my first Sacred Kingfisher of
the season, and last week the family of Grey-crowned Babblers who nest in and
around the Cemetery and Glos Water Tower at the south end of town, fledged two
nestlings. There is much more bird song and a lot of courting activity from most
of the birds I see from the back deck of my house, including a pair of Brown
Cuckoo-Doves who have taken up residence in my neighbour's block of trees. And
the Satin Bower-bird male is working overtime bower building and guarding his
territory, when he is not pursuing a green bird (presumed female) up to the tops
of the trees and then off across to the casuarinas along the Gloucester River.
Never a dull moment....!
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