Striated, Brown and Yellow Thornbills

To: Val Ford <>
Subject: Striated, Brown and Yellow Thornbills
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 17:23:28 +1000
Brown Thornbills are by far the commonest Thornbills in the
Ivanhoe-Heidelberg area in my experience. This includes Wilson Reserve -
Chelsworth Park. 

A computer glitch prevents me from checking earlier messages, but I
think Michael Mules reported seeing Striateds at Chelsworth Park. I can
only say I never have in about 30 years birding here.  Which of course
doesnt mean that they are impossible at all. 

I have seen Yellow Thbs locally at Darebin Parklands (wattles on
Alphington side) and also at Banyule Flats, again in a Silver Wattle
stand, east of the Somerset Drive Carpark, near the Plenty River
concrete biketrack's junction with the Main Yarra Trail.

I have seen Striateds at St.Helena Bush Reserve, and at Green's Bush on
the Mornington Peninsula - and many other places of course.  I associate
them with Stringybark woodland rather than gums.
Anthea Fleming

Val Ford wrote:
> Yellow Thornbills are a common bird at some of the coastal areas of
> the southern Mornington Peninsula, Vic and are easily seen at Mt
> Martha and Rye and Blairgowrie foreshores.
> They are often in my garden at Sorrento, and the other day I had a
> Yellow and a Brown Thornbill at the bird bath at the same time - great
> sight.
> Cheers
> Val
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