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.
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
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.