Re: Silvereyes on honey locust

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Subject: Re: Silvereyes on honey locust
From: Nathanael Coyne <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 11:30:11 +0000
Turns out those trees were actually Japanese Pagoda Trees, and the ruthless gardeners who maintain those apartments went through and severely pruned back all the Pagoda trees, removing all the foliage ... so no more Silvereyes.

Had a WTE fly over Jamison Centre towards Aranda about 8:30 this morning, harassed by what looked to the naked eye to be three Magpie-larks.

Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

On 16 April 2016 at 14:40, Nathanael Coyne <> wrote:
The last few years I've noticed Silvereyes are attracted to honey locusts planted around a nearby apartment block around autumn.

I can understand why the King Parrots are attracted to it for the seed pods but the pods are three times the length of a Silvereye and there's no way they can tackle the fruit!

Maybe they're eating insects that are attracted to the ripe seed pods?

Also, had a squadron of noisy miners just move through the street, grh. Hope they stay away.

Gang-gangs still in the area, three were circling around the suburb yesterday (Macquarie) and Rainbow Lorikeets who, like the Australian Ravens, gravitate towards a nearby heritage listed 30-metre Yellow Box.

Superb Fairy Wren perched on my bird bath (which I empty and clean every few days) seconds before diving in for a splash:


Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

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