Regent Hyr still at Cooleman Ridge NR

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Subject: Regent Hyr still at Cooleman Ridge NR
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 09:16:59 +1000

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


Hi All,


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).


Cheers Dan


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