Northern subspp Shriketit ? Princess Parrot . Feeding tray

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Subject: Northern subspp Shriketit ? Princess Parrot . Feeding tray
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:15:02 +0000
Hi All.

           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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