Re: Dollar Bird hawking

Subject: Re: Dollar Bird hawking
From: Atriplex Services <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:13:32 +1030
A couple of days ago I was interested to observe a Sacred Kingfisher
hawking above a 7m mallee tree. It was flying upwards, in a similar way
to that used by White-plumed Honey-eaters.
As I write, we're enjoying the second cool day after 10 days with temps
in the low to mid 40s. Today we're surrounded by dozens (100s?) of Tree
Martins and Welcome Swallows, congregating in the trees and flying
around in an apparently aimless fashion, reminiscent of the autumn
pre-migration behaviour. And a Rainbow Bee-eater has just arrived! I'm
sure these signs of "autumn" are VERY premature!
Regards, Anne
Anne & Roger A. Green
Atriplex Services-Environmental Consultants, Landscapers, Educators and 
Growers of Native Australian Plants.

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