Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters on the Central Coast

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Subject: Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters on the Central Coast
From: "Alan Morris" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 18:13:07 +1000
Hi Birders,
It was good to read about the Swift Parrots in South Australia and in Queensland but I would not be betting on the Central Coast Swift Parrots moving up the coast to Queensland as they seem to be staying put. First reported from Wyee Point on 14 May, today the 40+ present in the village are still obvious, particularly in Bay, Railway and Lake Streets!
Furthermore the 200-300 Swift Parrots around Bateau Bay East, first reported 18 May, are still present, feeding over an area of 2 km x 1 km, and roosting at night usually in Wyrrabalong NP near Murray Street. Best locations are Sutton Reserve and cnr Lakin St & Patstone Sts. The 60+ reported from Budgewoi Shopping complex on 27 May, were still present today and birds could still be found at Wyongah yesterday. Additional sites now include 10+ Porters Ck, just west of Wyong and 5+ Galgaba Point Reserve, South Swansea today. I have received no further reportds from Umina.
The Regent Honeyeaters are being more difficult to find. Four were present at Wyee Point west yesterday but none could be located at Galgaba Point, South Swansea today. Regents have not been reported so far from either Gosford or Wyong LGA.
Alan Morris
Central Coast Regent Honeyeater Volunteer Operations Group
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