Spring migrants

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Subject: Spring migrants
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 18:45:01 +1000
I heard a Koel late this afternoon in Mt Gravatt [SEQ] this afternoon. 
[This was obviously a major event as it had Oscar (the brushtail possum
who lives in our leopard tree) poking his nose out of his box.]

I've been laid up with the lurgy over the last couple of days, and one
thing I've noticed is that a group of scarlet honeyeaters have been
constantly inhabiting a flowering paperbark tree outside my bedroom
[while they are transient types, when they find a good food source they
stick with it].

Another thing I've noticed is the number of times the noisy friarbirds
have been through the flowers on my grevillias - I suspect some flowers
are probed over a hundred times ...

Speaking of friarbirds, it is interesting to see that they are one
species that will drive noisy miners away [there are no noisy miners in
our grevillias once the friarbirds arrive].

Regards, Laurie.

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