birds on the move -

To: Lawrie Conole <>
Subject: birds on the move -
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 17:24:01 +1000
I also suspect many of the Flame Robins seen around Port
Phillip are from Tasmania:

- coincidence of their arrival with arrival of
rufous-flanked Silvereyes (almost certainly from Tasmania) 
- other small birds arriving/moving through at the same
time, all of which could have come from Tasmania (Brown
Thornbills, both Fantails, Pink Robin, Pipit)

Also both Brown Goshawks and Southern Boobooks appear around
the same time. But we have never positively identified a
Tasmanian Boobook around here.

Finally Welcome Swallows return to their breeding sites
around now. Two days ago I saw a pair flying up the stair
well to their nest site and last night they were roosting
there.  They go somewhere for their post-breeding holidays,
Tasmania ?

Michael Norris
Bayside (Vic) Friends of Native Wildlife

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