Tue, 31 Oct 2006 09:02:11 +1100
I had a flock of 5 Yellow Faced HE fly over my Scullin backyard yesterday
(30/10) in an Easterly direction calling just like they were migrating?
Perhaps confused by the cold snap? Or just late?
The local Blakey's seem nearly ready to burst out with a profusion of
flowering also - check out the one between Scullin shops and the Salvation
army as it spreads right down to ground level and is and awesome example of
the species - it had a couple of flowers out already but there was heaps of
buds ready to burst.
What is going to happen in the suburbs when all these remnants die? When I
sold my house in Higgins the new owners cut down the blakeyi ASAP which had
Swift Parrots in it a few times. The Blue Gum that had the lone Swiftie
roosting in it one night a few years ago is also gone now!
From: Jack and Andrea Holland
Sent: Monday, 30 October 2006 8:33 PM
To: Paul Fennell
Subject: flowering eucs
Paul - interestingly after being one of the most conspicuous spring
migrants, second only to the grey fantail, the Noisy Friarbird has largely
disappeared from my local scene in NW Chapman. I did not record this
species during the weekend's blitz, including in my GBS site.
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