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Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Glebe’s Blue Wrens

A Glebe resident who hasn’t been around as much as he used to…  The Glebe Society received grant funding from the City of Sydney for a project aimed at community education and habitat conservation for Superb Fairy-wrens (more commonly known as Blue Wrens) in the Glebe/Forest Lodge area. A sub-committee of the Glebe Society was established […]  Read more »



Posts about Glebe’s Blue Wrens


News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – December 2016

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – December 2016

Posted on 2nd December 2016

Glebe’s fourth annual spring bird survey and Arthur (Paddy) Gray Reserve  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – November 2016

Posted on 1st November 2016

Kevin Simpson’s, Landscape Architect, Design, firm has recently completed the establishment of the habitat garden in John Street Reserve. Plus recent bird sightings in Glebe’s parks.
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Obituary: Janina Margaret Craney

Posted on 22nd October 2016

Jan died on 2 June 2016 at 74 years of age from a blood cancer, multiple myeloma. Jan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable member of the Subcommittee.  Read more »

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016

Posted on 7th September 2016

During the past 12 months there have been occasional sightings of blue wrens in Glebe – always around St Johns Rd and Jarocin Ave – and it is likely that they have flown from the campus of the University of Sydney  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2016

Posted on 12th June 2016

Simon Griffith, Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University gave a talk at Benledi to 30 members of the Society   Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – April 2016

Posted on 3rd May 2016

On the morning of 5 March, a member of the Subcommittee (Judy Christie) saw two Superb Fairy Wrens near 153 St Johns Rd, Forest Lodge, in a dense, prickly conifer.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – February 2016

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – February 2016

Posted on 8th March 2016

The Glebe Bushcare Group has been removing litter and weeds from the wetlands area near Chapman Rd. In John Street Reserve, work has commenced as scheduled on the establishment of the biodiversity garden.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – November 2015

Posted on 26th November 2015

Award for Judy Christie, the successful tenderers for the refurbishment of John Street Reserve and working bees continue in seven pocket parks.  Read more »

Glebe’s Spring Bird Survey

Posted on 2nd November 2015

The Society’s third annual spring bird survey was held on Sunday 27 September, an overcast morning.  Read more »

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2014-15

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2014-15

Posted on 14th August 2015

Are there any blue wrens in Glebe? The answer over the past year is ‘sometimes’. During our second annual spring bird survey on Sunday 26 October 2014, local residents in Jarocin Ave reported that blue wrens, both male and female, are seen in their garden from time to time.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – August 2015

Posted on 14th August 2015

Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney attended our meeting on 30 June 2015. Sophie reported that the establishment of the new park adjacent to the Harold Park development was close to the planting stage.   Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (June 2015)

Posted on 30th June 2015

Twenty four Society members and friends attended a lecture (Thursday 7 May in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi) given by Dr Holly Parsons entitled ‘Little birds in a big city – the lives and times of Superb Fairy-wrens’. The President introduced Dr Parsons, who is the Program Manager for Birds in Backyards, and Andrew […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2015

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2015

Posted on 8th May 2015

On Thursday 7 May 2015 at 6:30 pm in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi (Glebe Library), Dr Holly Parsons from BirdLife Australia, will give a talk to the Society entitled ‘Little birds in a big city – the lives and times of Superb Fairy-wrens’. Dr Parsons is the Program Manager for Birds in Backyards […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – March 2015

Posted on 28th March 2015

A major difficulty for the Glebe Bushcare Group has been the arrival of groups of backpackers/campers who are now living in the parking area near the wetlands adjacent to Chapman Rd.
The City has completed the restoration and repair of the wall on the western boundary of the John Street Reserve and the native flora in the adjacent area is thriving.
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News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – February 2015

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – February 2015

Posted on 14th March 2015

At our February meeting, the possibility of a future capture and release programme to reintroduce blue wrens into Glebe was discussed. It is planned to hold initial discussions with Bird Life Australia about the mechanisms for such a translocation of a bird species.  Read more »