more YFHE

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Subject: more YFHE
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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