White fronted honeyeater Minnippi

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Subject: White fronted honeyeater Minnippi
From: "Col and Chris Fitzell" <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:50:25 +1000
I went to Minnippi wetlands yesterday in the rain with no success so after 
seeing John Hammonds report I went there again this morning at about 10am.
It was quite windy and after half an hour I was still searching. Then I was 
alerted by a reasonably strong “Chip Chip “ call and the culprit turned out to 
be the White fronted H/E
I had excellent bins views for about 5 minutes in some reasonably low flowering 
trees before the bird moved away. After another half hour or so it was again 
feeding in some small melelauca flowers on the edge of the forest area.
If you do not know Minnippi then you should drive into the carpark,take the 
concrete path to the south for about 400 metres. Then take the first concrete 
path to the left and then veer left onto the mowed gas pipeline track. You 
should see the metal box on a pole(no 269). The forested area to the east is 
the likely area to search. I saw the bird on the edge of the mowed track within 
20 metres of the metal box and also just into the small track to the east of 
the pipeline easement.  A great find and thanks to those who alerted us to it.

Colin Fitzell

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