Red Wattlebirds

Subject: Red Wattlebirds
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:45:33 +1100
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 08:35:07AM +1100, Frank Hemmings wrote:
> Yesterday I walked through Centennial Park (eastern suburbs, Sydney)
> and there were large numbers of Red Wattlebirds present.  There are
> small numbers of reseident birds but these are augmented at times
> by other birds as part of migration &/or locally nomadic movements.

I've been listening for wattlebirds on my last couple of morning runs
in the inner west and while there are some - numbers do seem down on
previous years.

If there is a change, rainfall might be an explanation. The coast around
Sydney has had less rain than average over the last 3 months but falls
not far inland are average or above average:

Inner west corellas appeared in the Herald this morning, as they have
in previous years about now:


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