budgerigar near Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Vic

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Subject: budgerigar near Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Vic
From: Jim Caine <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:50:46 +1100
Gedday all,

Yesterday I was on a not so regular amble around the Maribyrnong River upsteam 
from the Canning St bridge and came across a lone male budgy feeding on grass 
seed heads near the ford below the west end of Canning St (south side of the 
river). Initially I was able to creep to within about 3 metres of it then it 
flew off in some alarm and perched nearby in some river redgums on the river 
bank. It remained perched and calling while I observed it for about 20 minutes 
and only flew down when I departed the vicinity. When I re-approached, it flew 
up into the trees again. 

Given that it was on it's own and in an area adjacent to suburbia, I guess it 
is probably an escapee. It's behaviour was somewhat more wary than what I might 
expect for an escapee. 

Jim Caine

Jim Caine

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