Birds moving though Higgins

Subject: Birds moving though Higgins
From: Milburns <>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 16:08:48 +1100
This morning much larger numbers of starlings than usual were around. A flock of 63 dumped onto the power line of which 41 were juveniles. They disappeared to the north east. Minutes later another larger flock dropped in this time with Mynas in their midst but did not dwell long enough for a count. They disappeared in the same general direction, which is away from the paddocks. A flock of some very vocal Magpie Larks came over later in the morning (I counted 28 but I think that there were more). This was the third Magpie Lark flock to pass over the house this week. This afternoon YFHEs appeared along with Noisy Friarbirds. This is a Noisy Friarbird free zone, possibly due to the large number of resident Red Wattlebirds, so it is very obvious when they pass through in spring and autumn. A female Hobby has been around this week so I am hoping for an appearance in about an hour or so as the roosting flocks come in.

The Milburns
42 Bundey Street
ACT 2615

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