Same sentiments re low numbers of Musk Lorikeet.
I remember years where there have been literally thousands
of MLs in our area (Gardiners Creek/Wattle Park),
this year only a handful here and there,
> From: Merrilyn Serong <>
> Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 15:39:57 +1100
> Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Re: Musk Lorikeets - where are they?
> Hi Michael and other ML watchers
> I have also seen a handful of MLs since I replied to your previous
> email. Ten flew low and fast over my garden at sunset the other evening
> and I saw several feeding on eucalypts in Wattle Park, Box Hill, east of
> Melbourne a couple of days ago. Numbers are way lower than expected
>> Thanks to all who responded to my query of Dec 27 about the
>> absence of Musk Lorikeets in my area of Melbourne, given
>> they usually arrive about the beginning of December.
>> Of course I saw some the next day! But my picture still
>> corresponded with that f other people in Melbourne: they
>> were late.
>> Few clues to where they might have been (with the Regent
>> Honeyeaters?) apart from Bill Jolly seeing the species near
>> Toowoomba in SE Queensland!
>> Incidentally I should have mentioned that Musk Lorikeets
>> left this area unusually late in 2002 with birds still being
>> quite widespread in September.
>> Michael Norris
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