Gluepot SC Parrots

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Subject: Gluepot SC Parrots
From: "Bob Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 10:20:01 +1000
Just a note to confirm that the Scarlet-chested Parrots are still at


We were there on Saturday and at 7.30 a.m., right at the Whistler Tank
"carpark", there were 8 or 9 birds with at least three males.  They were
sitting openly in a tall tree quietly sunning themselves.  I got a few
(fairly poor) photos before they flew off.  Others have also seen them over
recent days.


Gluepot is in absolutely magnificent condition at present.  There has been
good recent rain and the vegetation is "glowing" with lots of Mallee in
flower.  There are no flies and the days are fresh but delightful.  Freezing
cold nights, but who wants to go chase down that Boobook anyway!!


Other good birds we saw there included:


Pied Honeyeater

Black-eared Miner (almost certainly hybrids)

Red-lored Whistler

White-winged Fairywren

Splendid Fairywren - mating pair

Chestnut Quailthrush

White-browed Treecreeper

Hooded and Red-capped Robins

Regent Parrot

White-browed, Masked, Black-faced and Dusky Woodswallows


And there is a HUGE population of Striated Pardalotes there at present.
They were everywhere, together with the occasional Spotted.


Bob Cook

Mildura  VIC.




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