Any tips on best date, time and particularly places to see Northern
Also should be a good season or three for Princess Parrot, any
recent sightings in the wild?
Here in Mulgoa Valley spring has sprung with a vengeance, very wet
and soggy. A locally rare Brown Cuckoo-dove joined the otherwise dominant but
much smaller Bar-shouldered doves with Peaceful and Spotted Turtle-Doves, at
the seed tray, along with 50+ Red-browsed Finches and a dozen Doublebars.
Two brown Satin Bowerbirds, Currawongs, an Aus Raven, magpies and
Red-whiskered Bulbuls are at the seed tray, and recycle our kitchen scraps
from bread crusts to fatty off cuts.
Even Superb Fairy-wrens seem to be pecking up millet
Out in the paddocks, on scattered seeding thistles, are European
Goldfinches, and some Nutmegs around the paddocks as well.
The Bar-shouldered and Peaceful Doves are recent (five year)
climate change arrivals, now breeding.
Crested Pigeons and Common Bronzewings are constant up Mayfair
Rd, Brush Bronze wings occasional in wet weather, a White-headed Pigeon seen
once feeding in a Camphor laurel down on the creek.
A Sparrow hawk shoots through like a bullet to pick up an odd
finch, probably quite often, we see them every few days.
Otherwise the Valley list is well up over the fifty mark .
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