Tasmanian Silvereyes in the peartree flock

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Subject: Tasmanian Silvereyes in the peartree flock
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 11:12:08 +1100
Outside the window is a neglected peartree which hangs over our fence.
Its fruit attracts many birds and the odd Flying Fox and Brush-tailed
possum. As I write, I can see Red Wattlebirds, Blackbirds, and some
Silvereyes with markedly bright tan flanks - I assume they are the
Tasmanians here for the winter. Yesterday a Little Wattlebird had a
peck. The Starlings and Indian Mynahs also feed there.
Earlier on we had the local Rainbow Lorikeets and a few Musks, but the
Musks seem to have cleared off and the Rainbows haven't been around for
a few days. I expect they'l be back.
The tree is also frequented by Brown Thornbills and White-browed
Scrubwrens, and sometimes Superb Blue Wrens make a visit, finding their
way up from Darebin Creek along a semi-hedge of mixed native/exotic
shrubs and bushes along the fence-line.  This is also used by the
Eastern Spinebills on their way to feed on the Fuchsia and the
Tecomopsis flowers.
Anthea Fleming in Ivanhoe (Vic)
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