Spring sightings in Upotipotpon

Subject: Spring sightings in Upotipotpon
From: Deb Colbourne <>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 15:26:55 -0700 (PDT)
The cuckoos are in full call at the moment, Pallid, Horsfields and Shining. 
We've seen our first White-browed Woodswallos high in the sky, mobbing a Brown 
Falcon. A couple of Trillers have been hanging around.

Yesterday we saw a rather early pair of Cockatiels in the garden, climbing in 
and out of a small hollow in the dead Grey Box next to the house. We await with 
bated breath to see if they might like to stay around, it is a rather desirable 

The Diamond Firetails have bred and youngsters are hanging around the veggie 
patch, along with a pair of Hooded Robins who are exhibiting breeding 
behaviour. That would be pretty exciting for us as they are a relatively recent 
arrival and show that whatever planting and protecting we are doing must be 
reaping some rewards.

As part of my job, I inspect quarries in the north east and have been really 
pleased to see the amount of Peregrines and White-backed Swallows that 
inhabitat these sites. Even better is the interest that the quarry staff take 
in them. I understand that the Peregrine protection group does quite a bit of 
monitoring of them in the area.




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