FW: interesting addition to migrating flocks

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: FW: interesting addition to migrating flocks
From: Jean Casburn via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2022 05:45:59 +0000

Similar experience at Bluetts Block at the Uriarra Road end. What I assumed to be a feeding flock with brilliantly coloured Silvereyes, Striated Thornbills, Yellow-rumped, Buff-rumped and Brown Thornbills. Also very active Grey Fantails, White-eared Honeyeaters, Weebills and one very brightly coloured Rufous Fantail. Lots of insects in the air.


In this same region thorough whipper snipping or a large machine whipper have cleared a wide path under the power lines and a metre wide path next to the boundary fences – obviously in preparation to control burn on Monday or Tuesday as indicated on Bluetts Block facebook.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds
Sent: Saturday, 19 March, 2022 04:21 PM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] interesting addition to migrating flocks


At Jerrabomberra this afternoon there were many birds streaming through: mostly Silvereyes (including many lateralis) and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. There were also many Grey Fantails, Brown Thornbills, Striated Pardalotes and White-plumed Honeyeaters and it was difficult to know if these were taking part in the migration or merely getting excited by the other birds moving through.


An unusual addition to the above spp was a juvenile Western Gerygone. (This was on the western side of Jerrabomberra Creek).


Also seen were a juvenile Koel and an immature Olive-backed Oriole



John Leonard

Make nature great again.


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