To: Lindsay Hansch <>
Subject: Honeyeaters
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:44:38 +1100
The ANPS walk today was to the Big Hole in Deua NP.  I didn't see a single migrating honeyeater either while driving there and back or on the walk from the Shoalhaven to the Hole.  There were several White-eared Honeyeaters aroundat the start of the walk but they seemed to be just hanging about rather than migrating.

On 1 April 2015 at 17:30, Lindsay Hansch <> wrote:

Yesterday, despite the wind, there were large numbers of honeyeaters passing through Jerrabomberra.  One huge flock came over just before 1pm.  It was spread over about a 500 metre front and was almost impossible to count.  At a rough guess I estimate around 2000 birds.  I sat outside for a while from 1.30 and there was a steady stream passing through.  The biggest flock I managed to count was 460 with two others at 170 and 160.  Many birds were flying at low level, dodging between trees and buildings.  Most were Yellow-faced with a small number of White-naped.


Today was a different story.  I did not see a single honeyeater, despite being outside all morning, until 1.40 when a flock of about 50 passed through followed by a few smaller flocks, and all movement dried up shortly after.




Lindsay Hansch

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