Birds on the move: 11/3/07

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Subject: Birds on the move: 11/3/07
From: "John Cummings" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 08:45:17 +1100
Wednesday of last week I was taking a break form driving in a TSR south
of Cowra and there were the sounds of many Rainbow Bee-Eaters flying
high and fast and were heading in a northly direction.
I noted this as I had not till then experienced this behaviour with

John Cummings
CWC Coordinator
Sthn NSW & ACT
Mission Australia
Ph 02 6230 0182
Fax 02 6230 0181
Mob 0407 181 002

Enjoy this life
-----Original Message-----
From: Milburns 
Sent: Sunday, 11 March 2007 11:21 PM
Subject: Birds on the move: 11/3/07

Early morning observations in the Murrumbidgee Corridor this morning
revealed a marked movement of Little Ravens northward. Six flocks
passed overhead, the smallest numbering 15 and the largest 32

At around 14:00, a flock of Rainbow Bee-eaters passed over O'Connor
heading north.  The birds were at very high altitude, strongly
reminiscent of flocks of Common Bee-eaters on migration in the
northern hemisphere.   Although we have not recorded this species in
the 5 months we have been living here  this may still have  been
local dispersal.  Has anyone else recorded Bee-eaters moving north

The Milburns
8 Miller Street
ACT 2602


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