Mount Piddington near Mt Victoria, NSW

To: Trevor Quested <>
Subject: Mount Piddington near Mt Victoria, NSW
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2000 23:27:01 +1100
Hi Trevor and Annie

The birds you described are all also present in the wet forests of the Vic
Central Highlands that I frequently visit.  I was interested to read that you
saw many Crescent Honeyeaters.  I hear many of them in the wet forests, but at
this time of year when the Mountain Correa has finished flowering, unless the
Crescents are moving about in the flowering mistletoe, I can hardly ever see
them.  They call loudly and incessantly from somewhere high in the tall
Mountain Ash trees at any time of day, but seem to remain almost motionless,
or are always on the other side of the trees from me!  Did you have any
trouble seeing the Crescents at Mount Piddington?
Happy birding,

Trevor Quested wrote:

> We went to Mount Piddington near Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains west
> of Sydney today. At the car park with all the rock overhangs were saw and
> photographed Red-browed Treecreepers on the tall eucalypts which are right
> beside the road.  Also here we saw a female Flame Robin and the first of
> many Crescent Honeyeaters.  There were lots of eucalypts in blossom along
> the 1km walk to Hornes Point through the newly erected locked gate. While
> walking through the lower vegetated area we had a Pilotbird singing on
> either side of the track.
> It was a perfect summer's day with lots of sunshine and no wind and no
> bushfire smoke in the valleys making the views from the lookouts
> spectacular.  We hope you all had a good birding day as well.
> Trevor & Annie Quested
> Sydney,  Australia

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