Just back from a quick look for the Regent Honeyeater on Cooleman Ridge. It was showing much better than yesterday morning and Nicki, Suzi, Carole, and Anthony Overs had already been watching it since just after 6am and it was still present at about 7.15am when I had to leave. It was in the same location that Damien Farine, Lucy and I had tracked it to about 8am yesterday after Damien originally spotted near to where Tobias first found the bird.
If you park at the end of Freebody Place, take the track about 50m upslope. Here it meets the main track, turn right and proceed another 70m till you are standing just before the wide corner in the track. Immediately upslope from here is a small red-flowering gum (15 high). The Regent is easy enough to see when it is chasing the Red Wattlebirds (more so than being chased) but when it gets into the flowering gum it can be hard to spot.
Further interesting sightings yesterday morning, were that Steve Holliday spotted a Superb Parrot flying over us (a nice bird for Chapman) and several Horsfields Bronze-cuckoos. I also had a very brief view of a couple of female White-winged Trillers which followed on from my first Trillers of the spring at Newline the day before (2 males, 1 female).
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 21:13:15 +1000
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] REGENT HONEYEATER at Cooleman Ridge NR
I don't think it's been posted yet, but I saw the Regent H'e at a little past 6 this morning, although very briefly, in a similar place to last night. Also, Dan Mantle and another couple (sorry, I forget their names) saw the birdtwice, again very briefly, although the bird appeared to be moving around a lot more, feeding with the Red Wattlebirds, including at one of the larger Ironbarks that was flowering.
I suppose I should submit a UBR to COG?