Historical records outside Toowoomba (Pat McConnell)

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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Historical records outside Toowoomba (Pat McConnell)

Post by Mick Atzeni » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:00 pm

Here is some additional Blackbird information.

1. Cooby Dam – 20/09/1986. Adult male. Pat McConnell
2. Millmerran – 17/10/2005. Adult male. Graham Goodall
3. Highfields – 15/10/2003. Adult male. This was my first sighting although one of our Club members had seen them earlier in the year. Still looking for this record. The adult male I saw was also seen by Kath O’Donnell, Rod Hobson, Terry Reis, David Stewart and Chris Pavey.
4. Highfields – Blackbirds have now been resident at Highfields from 15/10/2003 to 22/06/2007 (this morning). Sightings of interest by Kath and myself are -
1. 17/10/2003 – Adult male and adult female
2. 19/04/2004 – Two adult males and one adult female
3. 11/03/2006 – Immature male
4. 15/10/2006 – Adult male and immature male
5. 23/10/2006 – Adult female gathering nesting material
6. 9/12/2006 – Two adult males
7. 6/04/2007 – Two adult males and one adult female
8. 14/04/2007 – Five birds seen; two adult males and three brown birds that I didn’t get a real good look at but suspect they were an adult female and two immature birds.


The above information was supplied by Pat 22 June 2007.
Michael Atzeni
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