Honeyeater migration arrives/passes Robertson, NSW

To: Denis Wilson <>
Subject: Honeyeater migration arrives/passes Robertson, NSW
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:34:18 +1100
This morning I noticed the first flocks (5-9 birds per flock) moving through my GBS site at Carwoola, heading out towards the Hoskinstown Plain.  Many Silvereyes - in flocks of up to 50 - also moving through.

Red-browed finches have arrived in serious numbers (up to 30) to feed on the grass seeds in an unused part of our vegetable garden.  As reported by Sandra from Callum Brae Scalrlet Robin numbers have increased over the past few days.


On 21 March 2014 09:41, Denis Wilson <> wrote:
Thanks to various COG members who have reported the start-up of the YFHE migration past Canberra. As many of you will know, Robertson is approximately 200 Km north-east from Canberra, above the Illawarra escarpment.

I saw my first groups passing by the southern edge of Robertson (overlooking Kangaroo Valley) on Thursday afternoon, at 5:00 PM.
Mostly small groups 10s and 20s. Heading north-east. Calling their "chip, chip, chip" flight calls.
In the course of 30 minutes I saw several hundred birds passing.

It is always good to be tipped off by COG members on the movements of these birds.

Denis Wilson

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If not, why not?

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