Blackbird reports (Source: Birds Queensland)

Just how many Common Blackbirds have infiltrated Toowoomba and surrounds? And whereabouts are they? To help control this latest threat, please post details of all positive and possible sightings (date, time, numbers, ->O, exact location, behaviour) here. If unsure about your ID, please provide a description of the features you noted ...

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Blackbird reports (Source: Birds Queensland)

Post by Mick Atzeni » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:22 pm

Found the following historical reports on the Birds Queensland website:
  • 11.09.03 Coonabarabran NSW (extension of range) - Judith Lukin/Amunssen
    03.10.04 Bracken Ridge - male fossicking in mulch. Positive ID. No binoculars needed - K.Pettit
    12.02.05 Jindalee - one female (?) - T.Goode
    29.12.05 Quart Pot Creek, Stanthorpe; close to business centre; heard calling - D. Niland
    29.05.06 Stanthorpe - in a backyard; six seen; there on and off for at least 2 years - Esther Townsend
It is still not apparent to me whether the Brisbane records were ever confirmed or formally accepted by a rarities committee. I would be grateful for any further information in that regard.

Esther Townsend has also provided me with further information from June Harris about blackbirds in Stanthorpe which I will report separately.
Michael Atzeni
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Blackbirds at Coonabarabran (Nicci Thompson)

Post by Mick Atzeni » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:31 am

From: Nicci Thompson []
Sent: Monday, 24 March 2008 8:31 PM
To: Atzeni, Michael
Subject: Common Blackbird

Hi Michael,

I think Common Blackbirds have been in Coonabarabran for some considerable time. I personally recorded them there in October 1999 and every time I have been there since. They are not at all uncommon in the town, especially along the river.



Nicci Thompson

Birds Australia Regional Atlas Organiser

Phone: 07 46343074

Mobile: 0427 343 074


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