honey eater migration

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Subject: honey eater migration
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:06:26 +1000

We have been out to Lindsay's place, in the morning, 3 times in the last couple of weeks, staying around about 20 minutes. We have not seen any migrating honey eaters pass through. We also drove to Angle Crossing on Good Friday; again, no honey eaters seen there, but at Tharwa Sandwash a flock of about 20 flew through.

On Thursday 16th we drove to Warragandra to see whether the honey eaters were flying through there. They were, though not in a constant stream. There would be a break between flocks. They flew fast, and high and hardly ever alighted. They like flying along the line of pines, until they reached the eucalypts along Harts Road. No honey eaters were seen while we ate our lunch at the cemetery close to the entrance to the Big Hole car park

Noone has mentioned seeing flocks of wattle birds migrating. They usually fly in separate flocks, but with the honey eaters. Are they on the move or not?

Also noone from the coast has mentioned what is going on there. Hopefully someone will tell us


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