Honeyeaters moving through Duffy

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Subject: Honeyeaters moving through Duffy
From: Jean Casburn <>
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2020 00:52:28 +0000

9.05 this morning a flock of 30 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters passed over the back garden during a small sunny break – and smaller groups ( seen while measuring rainfall from last night – 7.5mls). Now windy and mostly overcast sky.




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Sent: Saturday, 4 April, 2020 10:47 AM
To: ; 'Anthony Willis';
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Honeyeaters moving through


Surprisingly, after two days of no honeyeater activity, there is a lot of action this morning over Jerrabomberra. There has been a steady stream of honeyeaters running with the tail wing starting from about 10:00.




Lindsay Hansch


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Sent: Friday, 3 April 2020 3:15 PM
To: 'Anthony Willis' <>;
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Honeyeaters moving through


Thanks Tony, certainly the overcast conditions today were not ideal for honeyeater migration, especially relatively early in the season.  They prefer clear still days after a cool crisp night, so based on the forecasts conditions will probably improve from Sunday but won’t be ideal until about Tuesday next week.  Jack Holland


From: Anthony Willis <>
Sent: Friday, 3 April 2020 2:14 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Honeyeaters moving through


I went out to  Narrabundah Hill Nature Reserve today.  Initially it was very quiet, but at about 11:00am, on the north boundary, 2 flocks, each of about 100 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, came through followed by three smaller groups.  A raptor then flew by and that was the end of that.  Except for one White-eared Honeyeater and a few Red Wattlebirds, which could have been locals, they all seemed to be Yellow-faces.

Tony Willis


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