Scarlet-chested Parrots are back at Gluepot!

To: Peter Waanders <>
Subject: Scarlet-chested Parrots are back at Gluepot!
From: Penny Brockman <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:28:48 +1000
Dear Peter and everyone

When I was at Gluepot March/April 2003 surveying, I found the Scarlet-chested Parrots at the Home and Quinn Dams most mornings EXCEPT following rain,. from about half an hour after sunrise to approx. 9am. The first one I found was an immature, then next day with David Baker-Gabb we found a small group consisting of one splendivorous male, an adult female and 2 immatures and one juvenile. The best count was about 6 weeks later when we found 11. They flew in, usually with Mulga Parrots, and fed on the salt bush berries. Very few were seen drinking. So, Peter, if you are there on Sunday, it will be interesting to hear if you find some! Penny Drake-Brockman,Gloucester NSW.

Hi birders, it looks like the Scarlet-chested Parrots are back at Gluepot!
See message below (forwarded with permission). Unfortunately for those wanting to twitch them, we've just had about 25mm of
rain today and it's still raining. I have just spoken to the rangers and the
tracks are unpassable for normal vehicles. In my experience it takes at
least 24 hours for the puddles to reduce in size sufficient for 4wd's to
pass without causing too much damage to the tracks, and we're talking 3-4
days as a minimum for 2wd's to be able to get in again.
The rangers will have the latest information, they can be contacted on
(08)88928600. General information on Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve can be
found on the website: I'm thinking of heading out there on Sunday if conditions allow it and will report back.


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