RE: birding-aus Re-send

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Subject: RE: birding-aus Re-send
From: Susan Myers <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 12:54:56 +1100
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From:   Lawrie Conole [SMTP:
Sent:   Tuesday, 4 January 2000 8:50
To:     birding-aus
Cc:     Barry McLean
Subject:        Re: birding-aus Re-send

Barry McLean wrote:

> Just to test the systems really but Black Honeyeaters (at least two pairs)
> were still at Goschen Reserve yesterday (31/12/99). I didn't see any Pied's,
> Trillers or Chats during my 30 minutes there but it is still alive with common

Happy New Year .... and welcome back to Birding-Aus.

Sounds like Goschen Bushland Reserve is still a happening place (between Lake
Boga and Sea Lake in NW Victoria).

On 30/12/1999 I dropped in at Angel's Rest Flora & Fauna Reserve just south of
Sea Lake when I was on my way to the Sunset Country.  Angel's Rest is a small
linear mallee reserve just off the Calder Highway, with great vegetation
including some Berrigan (Eremophila longifolia) still in flower.  I saw at least
2 (probably 4) Pied Honeyeaters there - all immatures.  I presume they nested
there, but as the birds are quite mobile they could be from elsewhere???

Further to Lawrie's comments, I and four others saw 2 adult male Pied 
Honeyeater on the South Brambill Track in the Murray-Sunset NP on 31/12/1999. 
We also saw a largish flock of Crimson Chats a bit further north of here. Two 
were observed mating!

Lots of talk of first birds for the year, how about last birds of 1999? We had 
a group of Mallee Emu-wren on Pheeney's Track at about 1300 on 31/12/1999. 
First bird for 2000 for nine of us (Susan Myers, Stuart Dashper, Scott & 
Cecilia Chandry, Lawrie Conole, Fiona Kinsey, Alex & Jeanette Kutt & Doug 
Futuyma) who celebrated in style in the mallee was Willie Wagtail, which 
started calling loudly at 0430 outside the Shearer's Hut. Arguably, not an 
auspicious start!

Happy Birding in 2000!


Susan Myers
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