Wattlebirds + Friarbirds on the move

To: Ryu Callaway <>
Subject: Wattlebirds + Friarbirds on the move
From: Michael Lenz <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:33:03 +0000
Red Wattlebirds have thinned out from the areas I visit, incl. my GBS site for a while. In early Feb. a group of 31 wattlebirds were passing through Lyneham Ridge. Friarbirds also appear to have left some areas at least for some time. The very dry conditions may make it difficult for these species to find enough food here, hence they have/are departing relatively early.

Michael Lenz

On 16 February 2018 at 09:57, Ryu Callaway <> wrote:
This morning along the back fence of Callum Brae, flocks of about 6 wattlebirds and friarbirds each (more of the former) seemed to be on the move everywhere. Is this around when they usually start or is it early?


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