Honeyeater migration

To: "'Jack and Andrea Holland'" <>, <>
Subject: Honeyeater migration
From: "Lindsay Hansch" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:54:17 +1000



You are correct that there was little activity over the weekend.  However, there was plenty of activity up until Friday – not as much as the previous week but still plenty happening.  Interestingly the birds were still predominately Yellow-faced with only 10-15% White-naped.  For anyone interested in migration routes, I have been following the flocks and backtracking and now have a pretty good idea of the “Tralee Trail”.  It crosses the Murrumbidgee just north of Kambah Pool, runs around the southern slopes of Mt Taylor following the line of Sulwood Drive, crosses Erindale Drive 300m north of the Long Gully Rd intersection, crosses Isaacs Ridge around the three southern communications towers, over Mugga Lane at Mugga homestead, the Monaro Highway at the intersection of Lanyon Drive, follows Jerrabomberra Ck to Lake Jerra, east over Jerra, over the Monaro Cement quarry on Old Cooma Rd then over the Queanbeyan River near Wickerslack Lane.




Lindsay Hansch


From: Jack and Andrea Holland [
Sent: Monday, 26 April 2010 8:10 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Honeyeater migration


As far as I can tell no-one has reported any migration over this weekend, despite it being cool overnight.  Has the migration stopped already?  Do others share my feeling that, except for Lindsay Hansch's place in Jerrabomberra, migration through the suburbs hardly occurs now compared with 10-20 years ago?


Jack Holland

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