Migrating Honeyeaters

To: Stephen Brand <>
Subject: Migrating Honeyeaters
From: Denis Wilson <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 17:31:47 +1000
For the first time, this year, I have seen large flocks of Red Wattlebirds passing through Robertson today.
Flocks of up to 60 or 70 birds.
Several flocks passing by, were seen at the height of the day.
Crystal clear skies, 11 degrees at 1:00PM.

Some YFHE trailing behind.

The Red Wattlebirds were travelling fast, (hilltop to hilltop).
As usual, when migrating through here, they were not calling.

Denis Wilson
If you're not pissed off with the World, you're just not paying attention.
(Kasey Chambers)

"The Nature of Robertson"

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:15 PM, Stephen Brand <> wrote:
I was on Dairy Farmers Hill at the Arboretum on Saturday 27th April when two flocks of migrating honey eaters wheeled through, landing and flying between the three pine trees, landing in the very top and taking off and wheeling around briefly, landing and then taking off again. I estimated 80 to 120 in each flock.  Beautiful crisp morning at about 11.00. No breeze to speak of. I only positively identified a white-eared honeyeater, when it settled. They were all too quick.  But behaviour was the usual migrating honeyeater. Finally disappeared off toward the north, still quite high.
Stephen Brand

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