Hi Tony and others
Usually each summer hundreds of Musk Lorikeets fly over our house travelling
south at sunrise and north at sunset, but this summer their numbers have been
much reduced. I wonder why. Changed weather conditions perhaps?
Do you have more Musks than usual this year Tony?
Tony Russell wrote:
> Morning all,
> A sudden influx of hundreds of Musk Lorikeets this morning makes it almost
> impossible to hear oneself outside the house. Rain has recently stopped and
> the air has a beaut clean damp smell to it. They are going crazy out there.
> Yesterday I saw the biggest group of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos - about
> 17 - flying again over Adelaide suburbs, this time at Hazelwood Park, flying
> off east towards the hills.
> Spent Sunday morning at Price saltfields where there were thousands of
> waders. Little ones included Red-necked Stints, Red-capped Dotterels,
> Sharpies, Curlew SPs, Red Knots, Great Knots, Marsh SPs, Greenshanks, Common
> SP, and Ruddy Turnstones, while larger ones were Bar-tailed Godwits,
> Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew, Banded and Black-winged Stilts, lots of Grey
> Plover. For the ducks there were Musk, Shelduck, Pacific Black, Grey Teal,
> Chestnut Teal, plus a few Swans. All the Cormorants except the Black-faced
> were there, as were White-faced Heron, Little Egret, White Ibis, lots of
> Royal Spoonbill.
> Terns were well represented with Caspian, Crested, Whiskered, and at least
> 20-30 Fairy Terns.
> We were very pleased to get some good looks at ca 8 Rock Parrots and a few
> Slender-billed Thornbills.
> All up we noted some 66 species - but boy, was it hot and humid !!
> Cheers all.
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