Nicki et al. Info for tomorrow
Field Nats went to Ingledean and Tharwa Sandwash last
Sunday. We got to our site and it was cold and very windy, with a few
spots of rain, and over the period of half an hour not one honeyeater had passed
through. Although, we did see wedge-tailed eagles. After a quick check of the
forest, which was teeming with birds including speckled warblers, thornbills,
scarlet robin female and others, we decided to go to Tharwa Sandwash. The hills
paralleling Tharwa Sandwash afforded protection from the wind to some extent and
we managed to see lots of thornbills, swallows, pardalotes, double-barred
finches and even a brown treecreeper, restless flycatcher, speckled warbler and
got good views of scarlet robins. In fact the swallows landed quite close to us
and gave us a great and rare opportunity to see their beauty and take photos. I
am also pretty sure we had 2 female/juvenile flame robins. We did manage to see
some honeyeaters including yellow-faced and white-naped and a white-eared, plus
silvereyes- most were heading North, strangely.
This contrasted the day before where, at the Pinnacle,
we saw literally hundreds (Probably >300) yellow faced and white nape pass NE
over the stringy bark forest. The most I have ever seen there.
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