Arrival of woodswallow flocks

Subject: Arrival of woodswallow flocks
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:20:24 +1000
Hi all,

Large numbers of White-browed Woodswallows, along with a few Masked, have arrived in the Capertee Valley over the weekend. We saw the first flock late on Friday afternoon, and since then the numbers have increased and spread through the valley.

Other migrants noted: first Sacred Kingfisher yesterday. Western Gerygones calling in the northern part of the valley from at least the 10th. Regent Honeyeaters are now breeding - let's hope it's a better year for them than other recent years. Plenty of flowering Mistletoe and Yellow Box in flower near the river, and worth keeping an eye on the Mugga Ironbark in flower along Port Macquarie Road. A word of warning - unfortunately feral pigs are prolific along parts of the Capertee River (and causing much damage to the riverbank, as they do). I had a very close encounter with a family of them last week. It's currently possible to see Regent Honeyeaters very close to the bridge itself on Genowlan Road. No need to walk far along the river, if at all.

Heaps of birds around in general.




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