To: Wynton Maddeford <>
Subject: Wattlebirds
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 23:57:10 +1000
Red Wattlebirds also form very large flocks in wet forests to the north east of Melbourne outside the breeding season.  The birds appear to be moving through the forests and foraging together, but not migrating as such.

Wynton Maddeford wrote:

Hi All, Re Anthony Katon's observation of a large flock of Wattlebirds, large Autumn and early Winter flocks of Red Wattlebirds in WA are frequently seen. For example , on 23 May 02 at Blue Gum Lake in Mt Pleasant (Perth) i counted 55 Red Wattlebirds at approx 35 minutes prior to sunset. My personal observations indicate that these flocks around Perth are following the flowering Banksias and Eucalypts , rather than any set migration  paths. Best RegardsWynton Maddeford
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