Ten Black Cockies

Since 1991, these magnificent birds have been annual visitors to Toowoomba and surrounds in fluctuating numbers and for varying lengths of time. The availability of fruiting White Cedar (Melia azerderach) dictate their local movements but how and to what extent is unclear.

Let's collectively get a better idea on their annual numbers, daily patterns of movement and local distribution. How far east do they venture each year? Do they ever reach Ipswich and Brisbane? Provide the date and time, number of birds, exact location, and what they were doing e.g. feeding in white cedar, roosting, flying east.

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Rod Hobson
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Ten Black Cockies

Post by Rod Hobson » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:32 am

Folks,

Yesterday afternoon about 5.45pm I saw ten Red-tailed Black Cockies over Symes Thorpe retirement home, corner of Stenner and Rowbotham Street in Toowoomba. The birds flew up Rowbotham Street towards Picnic Point calling all the while.

Regards,
Rod Hobson

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