Back from Finland to Australia, NSW: Sydney, Moss Vale, Parkes etc.

To: 'Harry Nyström' <>
Subject: Back from Finland to Australia, NSW: Sydney, Moss Vale, Parkes etc.
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 01:17:25 +0000
The Satin Bowerbird is among the most common birds in my garden in southern 
Canberra (but that is a day trip up and back from where it seems that you are). 
That is typical of every year for the last about 15 to 20 years from winter 
through to early spring. If I go outside or look out my window, it would rarely 
take more than one minute (maybe 5) to find them. About 20 here most days and 
for many years a bower in my neighbour's yard or another one somewhere near 
within my GBS area - that is 100 metres from home). 


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Harry Nyström
Sent: Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:38 AM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: Back from Finland to Australia, NSW: Sydney, Moss Vale, Parkes etc.

Hi everyone.

Just a quick update: with already maybe around 80 trip species, the
wishlist has diminished impressively! Thank you all for the help I have
been getting already.

But one bogey we still have: Satin Bowerbird. If anyone knows an active and
accessible bower within the Southern Highlands area, we would be very
grateful. Our options are close to none at the moment.

My best sightings (for now) include: Noisy Pitta, Green Catbird, Azure
Kingfisher, Crested Shrike-tit, Topknot Pigeon (poor views in flight),
Superb Lyrebird (poor views of a shy bird), Bassian Thrush, Australian King
Parrot etc. At least 20 new species already. We dipped on Rockwarbler
today, same with Tawny-crowned HE. And the best is still a Humpback Whale
we saw from the top of Wottamalla (or something like that) waving its fins
further away!


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