Honeyeater Party

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Subject: Honeyeater Party
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:53:46 +1000
Dear All,
Anyone who will be on the northern part of the NSW Central Coast over the Weekend will be able to catch a Honeyeater party. At the southern entrance of the Munmorah State Consevation area (approx 33°
12'12.61"S 151°35'44.92"E), just before the entry booth, there are
some young Swamp Mahoganys along the road blooming well. The trees
are alive with honeyeaters, despite the rain. I spent about 10
minutes there this afternoon between showers (deluges) and saw Little Wattlebird, Scarlet Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, White-cheeked Honeyeater and Yellow-faced Honeyeater franticly foraging amongst the blossom. I don't know if the nectar was starting to ferment, but the
trees had the atmosphere of a B&S ball in the early hours of the
morning. Very hectic. The blossom looked as if it should last up to a week more.

The same spot is also very good for Honeyeaters when the Melaleuca
quinquenervia around the old sand mining pool adjacent to the road is in blossom.

Hopefully the rain will ease enough over the week-end for me to get
back and have a good look and get a few pix. If anyone stops to have
a look, I wouldn't go off the road or along the couple of tracks
there without your Wellies.

Cheers, and HAGWE


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