Re: birding-aus Honeyeater migration has started

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Honeyeater migration has started
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 15:52:54 +1000
Carol Probets wrote:
> At last! After watching expectantly every day, flocks of Yellow-faced
> Honeyeaters are making a definite northward movement through Katoomba
> today (a fine, mostly blue-sky day), though numbers are small and some
> flocks appear to be travelling south(!) instead. The constant ?chip
> chip?? contact calls of this species are a real feature of autumn here,
> and I happen to live in one of the best possible spots for watching them
> as they fly up the Katoomba Falls catchment to the head of the valley
> where they fly across the road and over my house.
> Have others noticed them this season yet? Especially those
> birding-ausers in Canberra ? it would be interesting to know if they
> started there on the same date, or earlier.

I noticed the first Yellow-faced HE's moving north through Russell
in Canberra (close to Canberra City) this morning.  They were heading
roughly north, though I only saw them briefly.  I imagine the cold
nights (around 4 degrees C) of the past two days has encouraged
them to start moving.  No White-naped HE's as yet.

   Paul Taylor                           Veni, vidi, tici -
                    I came, I saw, I ticked.
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