To: Elizabeth Compston <>, Birds Canberra <>
Subject: yfhes
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:51:15 +0000
Yesterday morning there were a number of  Yellow-faced HE and some White-eared 
HE in eucalypts at the point of Shannon's Inlet a km or so  south of the 
(northern) Googong Foreshore carpark.
And a large flock of Diamond Firetails on Drumstick Point.
Robin Hide

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Compston 
Sent: Sunday, 20 April 2014 8:23 PM
To: Birds Canberra
Subject: yfhes

Perfect weather for the honey-eaters to be migrating; butthere have t bee many 
reports of them being on the move, except for Jerrabombera suburb, across 
Lindsay Hansch's home.  We went there on Thursday and Friday.  Many birds were 
on the move on Thursday, but not on Friday when the weather was not as good.  
Have people been checking up on any movements of HEs at Angle Crossing, or 
Point Hut?  have any been seen flying along the Murrumbidgee corridor?  I think 
that most of the birds that flew that route were killed in the 2008 fires, in 

On Saturday, Bill and I drove to Warragandra homestead, on Jerrabatgulla Creek, 
to the north-east of the Big Hole, on the Kain road.  Thousands of HEs were 
flying along the top of the pine trees, from Warragandra, and continuing on due 
east. We had followed the birds flying along that route for several years, 
2002--about 2005.  We also picked up migrating HEs at the bottom of the Araluen 
valley, back in those days.  But it takes time to check these places and we did 
not do that yesterday.  it is very exciting to see so many birds flying.  
Muriel Brookfield alerted us to this migration path, and we are very pleased 
that she did


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