To: Elizabeth Compston <>, Birds Canberra <>
Subject: yfhes
From: djflotek flotek <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:33:10 +0000
Over the last month or so, I've observed hundreds upon hundreds of honey eaters flying over from the Brindabella's (west) to the east in the Kambah area.
I must admit, I've never known 100% whether they were White Naped, Yellow Faced or what -- shows how much I know. You can never get a good look at them when they are flying 10 to 20 metres above you. Anyway, whilst they are flying, they all make the same sound, and it sounds like what starts at 30 seconds in to the audio of the Yellow Faced Honey Eater call at the COG URL here:
I'm assuming yes, but have never bothered to find out. None the less, there's been literally thousands of them flying over for a good while now....

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> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:23:20 +1000
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> 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 Victoria.
> 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
> Elizabeth
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