Large Silvereye feeding flock

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Subject: Large Silvereye feeding flock
From: John Layton <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 06:05:46 +0000

Apropos my post about Crimson Rosellas raiding the apricot blossoms, at 14:30 today I counted 35 Silvereyes working through the branches before giving up so, at a conservative estimate, I believe there were at least 45 birds present. Not uncommon to see a few Silvereyes gleaning the blossoms on our flowering plums on any calm, sunny spring  day but 45-plus is, in my experience, an unusually large number.


At the Holt Oval carpark I saw someone feeding bread to the omnipresent Noisy Miners, and the Miners readily accepted the farinaceous food source.


John Layton




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