Monday, 25 February 2013

Release at Perry Lakes

This evening we released the five study birds featured in my previous post. They were last seen flying off together to the ESE around 7pm after spending well over an hour sitting in the two trees they landed in after being released.  They flew off in the direction of calls from another flock in the distance.

Three roosted for the night in the vicinity of Hollywood Hospital, one closer to the Swan River and the last near Bold Park.

These birds are going to be followed intensively to see where they roost each night and to find out the size of the area around each roost they use for finding food.

With their pretty pink tails you can easily distinguish them from their wild flock mates. If you spot one please let me know.

Photo by Roger Groom
Photo by Roger Groom