Honeyeaters on the coast

To: "'Barbara Jones'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Honeyeaters on the coast
From: "Barbara Allan" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:21:20 +1000

Perhaps the birds reached the coast higher up then. There was considerable movement heading north across Percy Davis Drive (between Broulee and Moruya) on Friday 9th – I counted at least 1000 YFHEs in flocks of 4-50, between 9-10am and they continued on and off for the rest of the morning. Some movement, despite the wind, on ensuing days, and well into the afternoons. There is almost no blossom around – only a little banksia – so I expect they will move through quickly. b


From: Barbara Jones [
Sent: Wednesday, 14 April 2010 1:31 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Honeyeaters on the coast


Elizabeth and all


Honeyeater movement on the Far South Coast has been slow with only small migratory flocks of 10 - 20 birds reported from Kalaru and Tathra area.


Mallacoota at the weekend was quiet too.


However this morning, April 14 at Pambula it appears things are happening with three flocks of 40 - 50 and other smaller groups of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters passing through. 


We generally see the biggest movement later in April so time will tell.


Silvereyes have been on the move too and there are Tasmanian birds feeding at Panboola this morning.


Red Wattlebirds usually start their passage later too, running into May.


Barbara Jones

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