Honeyeater migration

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Subject: Honeyeater migration
From: Sean Fitzgerald <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 01:29:59 +0000

We were at Murray's Crossing yesterday (Sunday, 12/04/2020) 1 PM – 2:30 PM. There was a steady stream of honeyeaters flying down from the forests and crossing Paddy's River. They were in groups of 3 to 20, no more than a minute or two apart. They were flying no more than 100 m before stopping up high in the Eucalyptus and waiting for the rest of their group to catch up. Is this normal migration behaviour? Do they consolidate into larger flocks as they fly east?


Murray's crossing also had the usual Kookaburra, Magpies, Pewee's, Scrub Wren's and Galah's whilst we were there.


Cheers, Sean



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