Honeyeater Migration in NSW

Subject: Honeyeater Migration in NSW
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 10:25:36 +1000
Last Friday, Alan Morris wrote:
>Can anyone say whether the migration of the Honeyeaters through the ACT
>and the Blue Mountains got underway?

Alan and all,

Here in Katoomba the Yellow-faced Honeyeaters started migrating over my
house in reasonably good numbers last Tuesday, 25th March, and since then
have been going over every fine weather morning and well into the
afternoons. With them have been flocks of Spotted and Striated Pardalotes,
Silvereyes, Mistletoebirds, Eastern Spinebills, etc. The pardalotes and
Silvereyes had already been on the move for several weeks. I too am
wondering how the numbers this season will compare with other years, and
I'll keep everyone posted on what happens here.

On the weekend I was down at Eden for the pelagic and on Monday I drove out
to Green Cape in Ben Boyd NP (on the far south coast of NSW). There were
large numbers of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters moving along the coastline - made
me feel right at home! Incidentally there were flocks wheeling around at
the very tip of the cape before moving off to the north, and suspect they
had flown across Disaster Bay to arrive at this point although I didn't
actually see them flying over the water.

At Green Cape I also saw a Fuscous Honeyeater, Mistletoebirds and a Crested
Shrike-tit moving through - the latter two looking quite out of place in
the low heath. A pair of Southern Emu-wrens at the Lighthouse weather
station were a nice bonus. It's a very beautiful place.



Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

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