Brown Honeyeater at Kurnell

To: Lynn <>
Subject: Brown Honeyeater at Kurnell
From: Ricki Coughlan <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 06:05:37 +1100
G'day Dick and all

Thanks to those who have responded to my previous email. It appears that Brown Honeyeaters are found in this location. Despite growing up in the Sutherland Shire, I've not birded that area so much as it's mostly so depressingly degraded.

We can safely presume then that they are breeding in the area!

Happy birding


On 21/12/2006, at 9:00 PM, Lynn wrote:

Hi Ricki

Brown Honeyeaters are recorded all year round at the Wetland Centre in Newcsatle and often at Stockton Sand Spit , both close to the coast . I also recorded 2 at Green Wattle Creek near Maitland , NSW on Sunday.


Dick Jenkin

Ricki Coughlan wrote:

G'day birders

I was standing on the observation platform at Quibray Bay today (adjacent to Towra Point on Botany Bay), when I became aware of a call coming from a Grey Mangrove in front of the platform. It was a call which I felt was so familiar and yet I couldn't place it. This went on for several minutes as I attempted to pish the bird into showing itself and strained and craned and scoped and then decided to sit it out and wait for the thing to show itself. Soon enough it did and imagine my surprise when a Brown Honeyeater flew out of the mangrove and into the Casurinas near by. I know that last week after the Blue-faced Honeyeater observation at Warriewood I told everyone that nothing could surprise me now, but this really shocked me.


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