Yorke's Hollow, Brisbane CBD, Qld

Subject: Yorke's Hollow, Brisbane CBD, Qld
From: knightl <>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 18:18:30 +1000
G'day Colin,

I think Mickies attack crested pigeons because they are slow moving, easily hassled targets.

I think your BB Rails may be linked to the population in the Roma St gardens - there is probably a bit of a corridor connecting the two sites. On the subject of BB rails, I think there may be some individual differences in tail flicking behaviour - some birds seem to continuously flick their tails, while others have virtually immobile tails.

I was in the city botanical gardens and was pleased to see that the local population of bush thickknees had grown to 8.

Regards, Laurie.

On Friday, August 5, 2005, at 05:50  PM, Colin R wrote:

Hi All
Visited Yorke's Hollow this morning for the first time since April. Y
Hollow is located close to the RBH kinda sandwiched between Gregory Tce
and Victoria Park golf course (UBD map 18, K9) so it's pretty well CBD
I visit here irregularly as it's close to work. I usually restrict
myself to 15 mins on site only - that's all it takes to walk around the
little overflow BCC designed pond that replaced the orig pond when the
bypass was put in. Over the last few years I have seen bird numbers and
species slowly increase in number and quality as the pond became part of
the landscape.
This morning I found a new species (for here) I was pretty pleased with
- a Buff-banded Rail feeding casually in the open on the grass beside
the bike path! There were also 6 Black Ducks (which have raised chicks
in the past) a pair of Moorhens - also bred successfully last year - the
resulting population boom of Swamphens - 6 today - from last year's
arrival and the resident (?) pair of Aust Grebes are nest building
again. 3 Tree Martins and 1 Welcome Swallow zooomed around while Noisy
Miners attacked a Crested Pigeon (why?) and Figbirds, Magpies and a Pied
Butcherbird hung out on the trees and fences. 1 Galah flew over but no
Rainbow or Scaly-breasted Lorikeets in my 15 mins this morning! Just
waiting now for the return of the two pairs of breeding Reed Warblers.
It's amazing what can turn up downtown!!
  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time......

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