No honeyeater migration yet

To: Carol Probets <>
Subject: No honeyeater migration yet
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 10:30:39 +1000

I think they are all down here still Carol!

Yellow Faced Honeyeaters seem to be in every type of environment in the south west of Victoria.

I have noted them in dry weather areas (such as the You Yangs), Wet forest (through the otways down to Lorne),  open forest (brisbane ranges),  more open heath areas (anglesea heath) and coastal (along the great ocean road).

I'm a fairly new birder in terms of seasons, so i cant comment on their usual distribution or migration patterns, but i have found it odd that they are showing up in so many varied places. (But  maybe i've been looking a bit harder this year, since i've been trying to photograph them lately....)

Is anyone able to comment on this varied habitat usage for YFHE?  Is this normal?



Carol Probets <>
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31/03/2005 11:22 AM

[BIRDING-AUS] No honeyeater migration yet

Hi all,

Normally the Yellow-faced Honeyeater migration begins during late
March here with flocks flying north over my house in Katoomba, NSW
and on most fine-weather mornings throughout autumn. Last year the
start was a little late with the first flocks not appearing until
31st March.

It's now the last day of March again and I haven't seen one migrating
honeyeater yet. I heard a single Yellow-faced calling two days ago,
but no sign of any migration or even any grouping of restless
individuals. Surely they will start moving through any day now!

Earlier in the month there were many Spotted Pardalotes flying
through, in groups of up to 20 birds.



Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

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