I encountered a rapidly moving one during my survey at Narrabundah Hill yesterday. This included your first five species plus Silvereyes and a male Leaden Flycatcher, the last-named a surprise
as very few of this species have been observed in my local patch in recent years.
With things drying out following the storms up to the end of the first week of February, I suspect more will be forming, so MFFs are something for subscribers to look out for from now.
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.