Mixed feeding flocks are back

To: 'COG-L' <>
Subject: Mixed feeding flocks are back
From: Steve Read <>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:31:05 +0000

Summer may not have quite ended, but breeding season is over for most birds, territories are less important, and mixed feeding flocks are back!


My first of the season at Campbell Park this morning contained ten species: Yellow-rumped and Buff-rumped Thornbill, Weebill, Grey Fantail, Speckled Warbler, Superb Fairy-wren, Varied Sitella, Brown-headed Honey-eater, Rufous Whistler and a Mistletoebird. Some mistletoe was flowering, and that may also have encouraged the congregation.


Not that all breeding is completely over. A Leaden Flycatcher was carrying food repeatedly to a very young fledgling, and two of the Rufous Whistlers seen nearby also looked very young.




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