Bell Miners in central Victoria

Subject: Bell Miners in central Victoria
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 14:50:04 +1000
> G'day Jack and others,
> Regarding occurrences of Bell Miners in central Victoria, following
> Jack Krohn's
> recent sighting near Castlemaine.  I made mention a couple of weeks
> ago of some
> sightings around Bendigo, one of which was a record from 1993 at
> Strathfieldsaye.  I was speaking to the person last night who
> initially recorded
> that single bird and he informed me that every summer since 1993, a
> Bell Miner
> has returned to his property, possibly the same individual.  It is not
> known
> where the bird could be coming from, but it probably uses riparian red
> gum
> vegetation along Emu Creek and its larger tributaries to move around.
> Being
> river red gum dominated,  the woodland is occasionally subject to
> heavy lerp
> infestation - a possible source of encouragement for the Bell Miner to
> keep
> coming back.
> Cheers,
> Chris Tzaros
Re Bell Miners in Central Vic - on 1st July I thought I heard one or two
Bell Miners on McIvor Creek, from the road that runs along its north
bank in the Heathcote area - we were fairly close to the Costerfield
Road. No, we didn't put it in the Bird day count because we couldn't be
Anthea Fleming - who lives 400 metres from a Bell Miner colony in
Ivanhoe, Vic.
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