Hi Anthea and all,
Here in the Blue Mountains, I regularly hear night-flying Silvereyes during
early autumn. They generally start migrating through here earlier in March
than the Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, and I most often hear them in the early
hours of the morning (if I'm awake) - from about 3am onwards. Sometimes in
the darkness it sounds as if the whole sky is full of Silvereyes!
Anthea Fleming wrote:
>On Saturday night at about 8.30 pm, I was reading messages on the
>computer - I became aware of a lot of sustained bird-type twittering. I
>went outside to check.
>I should say that we live in Ivanhoe, close to the Yarra River in
>The noise continued for at least half an hour, probably longer - a
>high-pitched peep-peep calling, rather faint and at the limits of my
>elderly hearing - definitely up above me in the air. From time to time
>the sound died down, then increased again, perhaps as individual flocks
>came over. They appeared to be moving eastwards.
>I wondered if it was migrating Silvereyes. It sounded about the right
>sort of pitch.
>Anthea Fleming in Ivanhoe
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