Yellow-faced Honeyeaters

To: "Jerry Bishop" <>
Subject: Yellow-faced Honeyeaters
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:13:30 +1100
Looking back over the 26 years of the GBS from mid-February to mid-March there are typically 100 observations (ie an average of 4 per year) of Yellow-Faced Honeyeater.  Thnumber of observations for each week over 26 years rises sharply through late March hitting over in the first week of April with a peak of 684 observations in the week begining 16 April.  
If these observations reflect a general movement it is certainly rather early.  As to the cause, I have no opinion.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Jerry Bishop <> wrote:

I saw two at Kelly's Swamp last Monday and wondered whether the northern migration had started a bit early.

 Jerry Bishop

 From: Martyn Moffat [
Sent: Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 10:57

At 6.15 last night I had 8 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in my front garden in Curtin.

Is this perhaps a sign of an early winter?


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