amazing stream of Spotted Pardalotes on Red Hill

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Subject: amazing stream of Spotted Pardalotes on Red Hill
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 20:04:33 +1000
I was on Red Hill this evening just before dark and standing under a
yellowbox and through this tree passed a constant stream of Spotted
Pardalotes (no Striateds). In the ten minutes I was there over 200
must have passed through; the constant 'snip snip' of little beaks
gleaning was quite remarkable.

Associated with this stream were Weebills (with many pinkish-faced
immatures), and round and about (through not travel along with the
wave) were Striated Thornbills, Yellow-rumped dittos, Scarlet Robins
(1 male, 3 females) and lateralis Silvereyes.

Elsewhere on Red Hill I found Buff-rumped Thornbill, Golden Whistler
and Speckled Warbler.

On the ridge behind Millen Street, Hughes I found a family of
Gang-Gangs, male, female, immature female (being fed) and immature
male. What was interesting was that the adult male still had a
yellowish wash on his wings. I believe this indicates a young bird (1
or 2 years old). Interesting that he and his mate had raised two young
at such a young age!

John Leonard

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