Honeyeater Party

To: David Stowe <>
Subject: Honeyeater Party
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 17:39:47 +1000
Sorry, David, that was the best google Earth could do  :(
It is a good spot to remember though, any easy diversion between Syd
& Newcastle and there is usually something happening.

Carl Clifford

On 24/04/2008, at 5:31 PM, David Stowe wrote:

Gotta love someone who thinks that a gps reading down to the seconds
with 2 decimal places is an APPROX location!! :)

Seriously though - thanks for the very detailed description Carl. I
wish i could get up there myself.

David Stowe,

On 24/04/2008, at 4:53 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:

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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