The Regent was seen by quite a few people between 6.15 and 7.30
this morning, in the same area described by Dan. It flew in and out at least 5
times, perching and calling in dead branches in the tops of trees near the
flowering ironbark, but only hanging around for a short time before flying off,
sometimes heading into the suburbs, sometimes into the nature reserve. As we
were leaving it flew over our heads towards the suburbs.
As far as I can gather no-one has been seeing it in the
afternoon since Tobias first found it. is this correct?
From: Daniel Mantle
Sent: Tuesday, 23 September 2008 7:32 AM
To: Tobias Hayashi;
Subject: [canberrabirds] Regent Hyr still at Cooleman Ridge NR
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).