Honeyeater migration

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Subject: Honeyeater migration
From: Susanne Gardiner <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 03:05:36 +0100 (BST)

Not having been attune to honeyeater migration in previous years, I probably missed it. But about 20 min ago I had about 30 Yellow-faced Honey eater flying over the house (northern Ainslie) towards Hackett/Mount Majura. 


From: martin butterfield <>
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Sent: Thursday, 5 April 2012 3:00 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Honeyeater migration

This afternoon after the cloud has lifted we are having the strongest Honeyeater movement I can recall seeing through this property in the 5+ years we have lived here.  There is more or less a constant stream, tree hopping in groups of 5 to 10.  My estimate of the maximum number in my GBS site at one time was 50 Yellow-faced and a surprising 10 White-naped (we often go through a year without recording any of them.  White-eared are also in the neighbourhood, but they are year-round residents here.  Brown-headed have also been calling recently and again are resident year-round  in the area.


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