Honeyeater Migration & Birds around Bathurst NSW

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Subject: Honeyeater Migration & Birds around Bathurst NSW
From: "alan morris" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 09:20:47 +1000
Hi Birders,
On the same day that Carol Probets was noting that the Yellow-faced Honeyeater migration had commenced through Katoomba (on 1/4/05), the Central Coast Group of Birding NSW were holding a camp-out in the Bathurst District led by John & Rowena Wallace.

On 1/4/05 our 20 or so birders were in the area of the Bridle Track from Eglinton to Hill End, and at the very first stop, at Winburndale Riverlet bridge, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters were passing over in small migratory flocks. Silvereyes and Noisy Friarbirds were also on the move. Throughout the next few days in the Sofala, Turondale, Sunny Cortner & Winburndale areas, all three species were seen to be on the move. Not in large flocks but passing through in small numbers, never the less. There were few trees in blossom, Yellow Box was the most obvious flowering eucalypt but not in any great numbers.

No Swifties or Regent Honeyeaters were heard or seen.

However, there were other good birds to see viz 4 Wedge-tailed Eagles along the Bridle Track along with Brown Treecreepers, Restless Flycatchers and Diamond Firetails and at other areas around Turondale; Flame Robins at Dark Corner; Scarlet Robins in the pine forest at Sunny Corner as well as 2 Bassian Thrushes; Spotted Quail-thrushes at Winburndale NR & in the pines at nearby Sunny Corner SF.

There was a late Rainbow Bee-eater and the only Fan-tailed Cuckoo at Caves Hole Res, Bruimbin, while White-throated and Western Gerygones were located at a number of places. Speckled Warblers were seen near Limekilns and a Black-eared Cuckoo in Winburndale NR. A call at the dam on Karoo HSD Meadow Flat (can be seen from the road) revealed 2 Freckled Duck, 3 Blue-billed Duck and 6 Australian Shovelers and many Hoary-headed Grebe. The Camp-out was still going when Anne and I left on Sunday afternoon so that the full bird list is not known at this stage.

Alan Morris
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