Flame Robins moving in the mountains

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Subject: Flame Robins moving in the mountains
From: John Brown <>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:43:23 +0000


Correction: White-throated Treecreepers  not "White-browed Treecreepers" We're a little out of area for White-Browed's!





From: John Brown
Sent: Sunday, 23 February 2014 8:42 PM
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Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Flame Robins moving in the mountains



I don't have to figures but I think we banded about 260 birds at New Chums Road over Friday afternoon (about 50) , Saturday (about 150) and Sunday morning (about 60), including 3 Rose Robins, about a dozen Rufous fantails, 4 Bassian Thrushes, 3 Pilot birds, and a couple of Grey Shirke-thrushs, as well as some White-Browed Treecreepers, at least one Red-browed Treecreeper, plus White-napped Honeyeaters, Crescent Honeyeaters, White-eared Honeyeaters, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, Silvereyes, a spotted pardalote, and many many White-Browed Scrubwrens and Brown Thornbills. All numbers are approximate as I don't have the datasheets and no-one gets to see everything that is banded.


Several Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos flew over today in groups of 1 to 3, as well as 3 Gang Gangs (which I will log in both the annual survey and this week's survey!). Weirdly enough no Flame Robins, although we did see one! They must have just passed us by!





From: calyptorhynchus .
Sent: Sunday, 23 February 2014 3:01 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Flame Robins moving in the mountains


This morning we travelled along Mt Franklin Road and down Bendora Dam Road to the eastern end of New Chums Road. In that stretch we observed an extraordinary number of Flame Robins (evidently beginning to move out of the mountains). I would say between 60-80; certainly the largest number I have ever seen on one day.


Apart from this the forests were quite quiet, with the only speciality being a single Red-browed Treecreeper. There weren't even any Currawongs!


John Leonard

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