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|From:||Filipio Gwynne <>|
|Date:||Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:12:13 +0000|
Hi -- Are Yellow-faced Honeyeater sightings still rating a mention? I watched 6+ feeding in a flowering ironbark at Orana school (primary school side) in Weston yesterday afternoon, much harassed by the same number of red wattlebirds. (2 White-plumed HEs were also present).
This morning, again at Orana primary, I spotted a groups of 5 yellow-faced HEs feeding in a cluster of mallee trees adjacent to the small dam. After a bit they took off as a group in a westerly direction.
These particular trees -- I'm guessing Bookleaf Mallee (Eucalyptus kruseana), a WA species, or something very similar -- seem extremely long in flowering. They held flowers throughout winter; several White-plumed HEs were invariably present most mornings, and fairly often in the afternoons as well.
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