Feeding flocks and honeyeaters

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Subject: Feeding flocks and honeyeaters
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:41:35 +1100
As other correspondents have described the small birds around our block have formed up into their mixed feeding flocks.  Yesterday the flock in my GBS site contained striated, buff-rumped, yellow-rumped and brown thornbills, weebills, grey fantails and spotted pardalotes all at their expected positions in the vegetation.  This morning, further up the block (in a wooded area) I found another flock  and was very surprised to find some 10 spotted pardalotes feeding on the ground.  HANZAB describes them as feeding  'rarely on the ground".  I have no idea what they were actually dining o.  Seeing this distracted me from checking what else was in the flock.

Honeyeaterswere moving through for most of the day yesterday in the very small flocks 93 -6 birds which is usual for this site.  I haven't noticed any movement today
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