Honeyeater migration

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Subject: Honeyeater migration
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 00:32:46 +1000
Not sure if this is an invitation to be a "me too-er" but I had about 60 YfH pass over my house when I was hanging out the washing today. This was in two flocks and I think I can reasonably say as the two flocks passed through in less than the time it would take to travel 200 metres and this was directly over, that this would be about the number simultaneously present in the GBS Site. They were accompanied by one White-eared Honeyeater. 
Having been home all weekend, I also went out to Kambah Pool late on Monday (5:20 to 6:10 p.m.) and amongst not much else, there were about ten Dusky Woodswallows perching on the big power lines that cross high over the Murrumbidgee river.
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From: Jack and Andrea Holland [
Sent: Monday, 5 April 2010 5:24 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Honeyeater migration

Perhaps subscribers are worried about being labelled "me too-ers" but I'm surprised there have been few, if any, posts of honeyeater migration this Easter weekend, save for those made on 1 April.
I can report over 300 moving over the top of Mt Taylor (actually about 50 m S of mobile phone tower and ~120 m S of the trig) at 10 am this morning.  This was in a very narrow continuous stream over a period of about 5 minutes.  Fifteen minutes later about 30 skirted the NE edge of the peak.
Also seen/heard were about 6 Dusky Woodswallows slowly circling overhead at about 100 m.
While I was not at home for the whole period, no honeyeaters at all were seen flying through my local area, though a few were reported to me moving on the SW side of Cooleman Ridge on 1 April.  A feature of recent years, probably since before the 2003 fires, has been almost complete abandonment of the formerly very active migration route through my GBS site.
Jack Holland 
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