Andrew Cockburn sent me this reply off forum, re Origma
I am publishing it (below) as it gave me the confidence to report
suspected Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters as being in the Bombaderry Creek in good
They (Origmas) have been there for at least a few years - in fact
this is the first place I ever saw one, having had the site pointed out to me by
one of my postdocs.
When I was there large numbers of yellow-tufted HE were also
present, more than I have seen anywhere in NSW.
Cheers, Andrew Cockburn
Thanks for that report of Origma
in Bombaderry Creek Reserve.
HEs, I was looking for Orchids (with a close-up lens on my camera), instead
of binoculars, so I missed confirming the suspected Yellow-tufted HEs. Thanks
for the tip. I am confident that's what they would have been, now that you have
reported they have been previously recorded there.
They were present in good
numbers, calling loudly.
It is a lovely spot, we worth a
visit if you are in the district.