Another honeyeater party

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Subject: Another honeyeater party
From: "Dr Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:40:05 +1000
While on the honeyeater theme........
I'm at present in FNQ and dropped in to Abattoir Swamp (between
Julatten/Kingfisher Park and Mt Molloy) this morning at Keith Fisher's
suggestion. In the car-park there are flowering melaleucas and mistletoes,
producing the following list of 8 species:
Yellow, Dusky, Brown, White-throated, White-cheeked, Macleays, Scarlet and
Yellow-faced (of course!). Small numbers of birds but high variety.

Port Melbourne, Victoria

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 4:54 PM
To: Birding-Aus Aus
Subject: Honeyeater Party

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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