Honeyeater Migration

To: "Elizabeth Compston" <>, "CanberraBirds" <>
Subject: Honeyeater Migration
From: "Denis Wilson" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:55:32 +1000
About 80 YFHEs passed through Robertson at noon today, heading in their normal (for this area) direction of NE. That would take them to the Illawarra Plateau (Woronora Plateau - southern end), at its closest point to Robertson.
These birds came up out of the Sandstone plateau near Belmore Falls (above Kangaroo Valley). They were crossing over the Robertson Basalt hills, and keeping on going, as there is little of their favourite nectar-producing food sources growing on the basalt.
Interestingly, the conditions were fully overcast at the time of the movement. From my memory from days spent at Pine Island, and Point Hut Crossing, observing the birds moving through there, they would not normally move when the sky was overcast. Today these birds were doing that.
This was the largest group I have seen this year.
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