Gang gangs and Bassian thrushes

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soakes
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Gang gangs and Bassian thrushes

Just a couple of observations I have made lately in my back yard in Olinda, Vic.

I have had a good flock of gang gangs hanging around in my trees for the past couple of months.  This is unusual as I would expect them to have headed North for Winter.

Over the past week I have observed a couple of Bassian thrushes scarpering around my back "lawn".  I am pretty excited about this, as they are quite elusive birds and I am not sure I have ever actually seen a pair before.  I have been inspired to drag out my Pentax and charge it up.  Hopefully I will see them again under good conditions and get some reasonable photos.  Stay tuned... ;-)

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Perhaps the Gang Gang Cockatoos staying put for winter is an indicator of climate change. What do you think, soakes?

On the Bassian Thrush front do they have any competition from Common Blackbirds? I’ve been trying to eradicate Common Blackbirds from my property with some success in the hope that Bassian Thrushes will find conditions to their liking.

soakes
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The thought had crossed my mind re: climate change.  It has certainly been a relatively mild Winter.

Blackbirds are rare in my area, which is good.  There are other similar birds though like the grey shrike thrush (another one of my favourites).

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

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