While reviewing some video I took in the Hall TSR on the same day I discovered that I had taken a distant Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, so at least one is still using the trees just inside the fence of the TSR. It
was back on and obscured by leaves but when I checked frame by frame a couple included a side view with the streaks on the chest clearly visible (the bird was so small in the video that the distinguishing features were not obvious on the small screen of the
From: Steve Holliday [
Sent: Thursday, 7 June 2018 12:13 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Yellow-plumed Honeyeater at Hall
Prue and I met Alastair Smith at the Hall TSR this morning to look for the Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters belatedly reported on Birdline yesterday. After two hours in the TSR, on both sides of the border, we had seen a lot of honeyeaters but
We then crossed to the eastern side of the highway to the patch of woodland opposite the TSR, north of the rest area at the end of Victoria St. Prue and I eventually located a Yellow-plume with lots of other honeyeaters and pardalotes.
We had it in view long enough for Prue to get a few photos before a White-plume chased it off. Good that at least one bird has been around for at least a week, hopefully more people can connect with them.
See ebird report for a couple of Prue’s photos