Just thought I'd add my sighting as well.
This past Sunday I saw a small flock of about 8 birds in a small park off Wood
Street, Preston. Quite a residential setting, and the birds were very close to
the footpath seemingly undisturbed by the traffic. In the past couple of years
I've also sometimes seen a pair along St. Georges Road, Preston in the wide
strip near Bell Street -- very close to the busy intersection. Upon returning
the next day I always expected to see one flattened, but it seems that they're
savvy enough to avoid injury or death.
> Bill Stent <> wrote:
> To put my bit in, there has been a pair or crested pigeons resident at
> NMIT (the old Fairfield Hospital site) for the past few years. However
> a week or so ago I noticed a little flock of five there, so their
> numbers might be building.
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> To: Val Curtis
> Cc: Birding-Aus; Robert
> Subject: Re: Re: [birding-aus] Crested Pigeons
> There are always a pair or two of Crested Pigeons in the grounds of
> Heritage College on Centre Road, Narre Warren South. Also up to 50
> Straw-necked Ibis, 10 Little Corellas, 2 long-billed Corellas, 60
> Galah's, and 2 Eastern Rosellas.
> I saw ten Crested Pigeons at Eley Park in Blackburn South on Saturday
> afternoon. They were all feeding on the sprouting seeds coming up in the
> newly placed sand over the cricket pitch in the centre of the oval.
> Happy birding
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