sue's honeyeaters

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Subject: sue's honeyeaters
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:41:22 +1000
Very interesting, Sue, your report of the homey eaters, seen along Burrinjuck 
Road.  Interesting that they were flying in foggy and cloudy conditions. I 
wonder where they were flying from. You said that they were not sure which way 
they were to fly.  No sun to help them.  I have looked at the map, and feel 
that perhaps that route could be the one that led on to Berrima.  For very many 
years my friend, Isobel Crowe noted the passage of thousands of yfhes past her 
home there.  Of course there are many routes.  I like to hear from people about 
their sightings. Today Julian Teh reported them flying over Captain's Flat.  
(Were they to the north or south of CF?)

In the countryside, not so much in the suburbs, the yfhes like to follow tree 
lines.  They probably feel more secure as they can dive down to cover if they 
feel threatened.  They certainly do this at Warragandra, on Jerrabatgulla 
Creek. Also we used to see them flying from Angle Crossing, along a tree line 
and across the road to Cooma, just south of Williamsdale

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