Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.
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|Common Name (A-C)||Sightings, Field Notes & Photographs|
|Red-whiskered Bulbul||frequent visitor, introduced species1|
|Grey Butcher Bird||occasional visitort1|
|Grey Butcher Bird (juvenile)|
Grey Butcher Bird (Juvenile) Photo Marghanita da Cruz, western end of Wisdom Street, 30 May 2013
|Grey Butcher Bird||In an Annandale Backyard|
20 December 2008
Photograph Marghanita da Cruz
|Cicada Bird Coracina tenuirostris||Male seen 8am 31 January 2012, Black midsize bird, small beak, grey in tailfeathers visible as it flew between Treetops, in Backyards Collins Street(east), Annandale. Images: Coracina tenuirostris par John Gould, Cicadabird By Greg Miles|
Photographed by Susanne Martain at North End of Spindler Park (bordered by the Crescent, Johnston's Creek and Nelson Lane) on 11 May 2002 at 9.49am.
The Cockatiel is almost certainly an escaped cage bird. Escapees are very common - wild birds rarely reach Sydney's western fringe. - Andrew Taylor
|Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)||frequent visitor1|
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos in Canberra
about 7am, 18 Jan 2016
|Yellow tailed black Cockatoo|| Seen around the suburb in 2005, perhaps moved east because of the drought.|
Photographed by Susanne Martain in reintroduced local provenance vegetation along nelson lane to the Crescent (Spindlers Park) 19 September 2005 at 3.41pm
|Little pied Cormorant||occasional visitor1|
|Little black Cormorant||frequent visitor to the mouth of Johnston's Creek1|
Photographed by Marghanita da Cruz on Rozelle Bay 1pm 28 October 2006
|Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae)||
Currawong and Cuckoo reunite, 20 December 2016
The Cuckoo returns to Annandale to reunite with its foster Currawong mother. Wonder if the Currawong will be a foster grandmother?
19 September 2016
A Cuckoo was photographed in the Box Tree outside 5 Collins St Annandale on 19 September 2016.
18 Jan 2016Juvenile Cuckoo and Noisy Miner in Gum Tree, 9 Collins St AnnandalePhotograph Marghanita da Cruz about 7am 18 Jan 2016
Juvenile Cuckoo and Currawong are back (26 Dec 2015)
However, the family returned and the raucaus calls got louder and attracted the attention of neighbours and passersby. The bird was now larger than its foster parents but seemed reticent or incapable of feeding itself. Though it did start to take longer flights and its size attracted further attention.
Juvenile Channel Billed Cuckoo
Box Tree outside 5 Collins St
This juvenile cuckoo was making a racket in a street box tree in December 2015. A currawong in the vicinity was constantly under attack from noisy miners. Investigation revealed that the currawong was feeding a juvenile cuckoo. A stick nest was also in the tree.
After being fed, the Cuckoo got very quiet, preened itself and waited expectantly.
Pied currawong raising a Channel Billed Cuckoo chick outside 5 Collins Street, Annandale (Sydney) NSW.
The Chanel Billed Cuckoos arrive in Sydney around October and start their flight back to the Mollocos (Indonesia) in January. (Ref: Michael Morcombe's Field Guide to Australian Birds)
|Pied Currawong (Strepera fuliginosa)||occasional visitor1|
Pied Currawong sitting on Recycling Bin
1The terms "resident", "occasional" , "frequent visitor" refer to the original Survey Site and Period. This list builds on information gathered in a Survey for the Birds Australia National Atlas and Cumberland Atlas (which contributes to the National Atlas but records more information). The Survey was of the 2 hectare site which included the Federal Park Wetlands, and was bounded by Johnston Creek Canal, the Crescent, and [light rail] overpass on Rozelle Bay. The site was surveyed for 20 minutes each survey period, originally every season, but then every month over a few years before 2006.