Bee-eaters Nil

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Subject: Bee-eaters Nil
From: "Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:11:20 +1000
Went to Tharwa sandwash this morning after work to see if any Rainbow Bee-eaters had arrived yet (my ABR's suggest that they may arrive any time from now to about mid-October). Only stayed about an hour because the weather came up looking quite threatening.
The Bee-eaters haven't arrived yet - or, if they have, they were being very inconspicuous. Not a lot of other species around - although I must admit the time of day (around noon) probably isn't the greatest hour to be going birding. Highlights were a Nankeen Kestrel hovering nearly overhead and a Whistling Kite flying over quite low down. Male Rufous Whistler was singing his little heart out. Also present were 2 White-eared Honeyeaters, a small group of Galahs, 2 Goldfinches and 3 Wood Ducks on the river. There were probably a heap of little birds too - but I didn't see any and with my poor hearing, I don't often hear any singing etc that the small bush birds might do.
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