Lots of pardalotes at my home

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Subject: Lots of pardalotes at my home
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:35:20 +1100
Over the last week I have had big mixed flocks of both pardalote species around my house. Really hard to count, especially as they are mixed in with Silvereyes and Weebills. By the size of flocks streaming through the trees and the number seen moving out while still having a lot left, the totals are at least 100 birds in the mixed flock. What is also odd is that although I hear and see both Striated and Spotted Pardalotes, what I hear is almost all Spotted Pardalotes but what I see is mostly Striated Pardalotes. I am not getting my IDs wrong but it suggests that there are lots of both and they are behaving differently. I also suspect that there are a lot of juveniles of both species mixed in.   
Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041
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