yellow-faced honeyeaters at Luna Park

To: "Bruce Roubin" <>
Subject: yellow-faced honeyeaters at Luna Park
From: Andy Burton's Bush Tours <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 11:15:38 +1000
Now is the time of year that Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are on migration and small groups, numbering up to about 50, can be seen from time to time in Sydney, although the city is east of the migration route for the bulk of this species; most travel through the Blue Mountains, I believe. This migration typically occurs for about a month or six weeks at this time of year.

I have had a couple of groups (maximum 10) in the past week in Cammeray, just a few minutes drive north of the Harbour Bridge, and your sighting.

regards, Andy Burton

I'd be interested to know if anyone's come across yellow-faced honeyeaters in abundance anywhere close to inner-city Sydney. I found one last week foraging on a small eucalypt just behind the rollercoaster at the back of Luna Park, Milsons Point (alonside the officeblock at 6 Deng St) - I guess a wayward southern migrant. This otherwise treeless half-acre lot of weeds and vines supports numerous bulbuls, superb fairy wrens, white-browed scrubwrens, silvereye and the odd red wattlebird. The red wattlebirds can occasionally be heard in busy Walker St, feeding on generous balcony planters. Across the harbour in Sussex St, there are blackbirds in and around a tiny neglected overgrown lot (near the corner Erskine St).


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