NSW-Syndey Eastern Suburbs - Botany Bay NP la Perouse - 6/5/06

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Subject: NSW-Syndey Eastern Suburbs - Botany Bay NP la Perouse - 6/5/06
From: "Frank Hemmings" <>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 11:53:22 +1000
Hi All,

Went to Botnay Bay NP at La Perouse on Sat morning (6/5).  Loads of 
Yellow-faced Honeyeaters moving through, with a fw small groups of White-naped 
honeyeaters mixed in.  The latter never seem to be as common as the former when 
they are present in the cooler months here in the eastern suburbs.  Higher than 
normal numbers of Spotted pardalotes seemed to indicate some movement also, and 
loads of Silvereyes with a range of racial plumages were present.  Several 
Eastern Spinebills were calling or seen, and I only seem to see these here in 
autumn or spring.  Interestingly, there were a few groups of Brown Gerygones 
moving through patches of woodland - although I had seen the same species the 
day before at Centennial Park, I've only seen them once before in the district 
(and uncertainly seen them at that), 4 years ago, so i was impressed to see 
them.  Hoskins mentions that they can move into drier habitats in the autumn 
winter months, and this seem to be supported by these sightings.  has anyone 
else had evidence of this?



Frank Hemmings
John T. Waterhouse Herbarium
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of New South Wales

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