Impact of hot weather in Melbourne

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Subject: Impact of hot weather in Melbourne
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 21:40:12 +1100
They say this may be the hottest ever February in Melbourne
since records began.  I guess the humidity must be unusual too.

But what effect has it had on birds ?  Apart from single records
of an early Pipit and Peregrine (+ possible things like
Whistling Kite) the only unusual observations in Bayside have
related to Mistletoebirds with the first January records on my
database (they are usually here from  March to July with a few
records up to November).

In relation to Merrilyn Serong's posting, Eastern Spinebills and
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes have been fairly scarce but I
wouldn't be at all surprised at a few being around Bayside, not
far from her sightings in Burwood.

In contrast with last year the Musk Lorikeet numbers have
already diminished markedly: less nectar in the flowers of the
Eucalyptus - whoops Corymbia - ficifolia/Western Australian
Flowering Gum ?

Michael Norris

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