Tony Russell wrote.
I have looked twice before at the Hamilton Downs
Youth Camp rd site without luck, and am aware there may be a site west of the
sewage ponds where the Greys can be found, but am seeking info re anywhere
else in the general AS area where they may be found.
Also wouldn't mind another look at Slaty-backed
Thornbills if anyone has any info on these.
In my experience the Grey HEs are quite nomadic and
there are no reliable sites.
I have made many visits to
the Old Hamilton Downs Road, seen them there only once. I believe they are
most likely to be there when the red-flowering Eremophilas are in flower and
attract many HEs. This is generally July or August, but it depends on
I have seen them twice in the area SW of Flynn
Grave, an area I have visited many times over 4 years. On the first
occasion a friend and I attempted to find them the next day without
They have been reported fairly often from the Olive
Pink Botanic Garden on the fringe of Alice, and occasionally from the Old
Telegraph Station. I would suggest trying these first as they are very
easy to get to and you might be lucky.
They have also been reported from the Sewage Ponds,
N'Dahla Gorge, Kings Canyon.
They could turn up in any patch of woodland, you
just have to be there on the right day!