Brown Songlarks missing in sw Victoria

Subject: Brown Songlarks missing in sw Victoria
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:19:33 +0800

They are largely missing in south west WA this season. I have only seen one just north of the Stirling Range in early October. None between Geraldton and Mt Magnet at the same time where I would expect some.

Rufous Songlarks are not as common as last year, but that was probably exceptional, and they are certainly around in a number of places.

White-winged Trillers are in lower numbers than usual.

Sacred Kingfisher is possibly in lower numbers.

Good numbers of Tree Martins, seems to be good numbers of Rainbow Bee-eaters.

Cuckoos seem to be in lower numbers, or at least more silent than usual, especially Pallid.

It has been a massive year for White-necked Herons in the SW. A count of 500 the other day at Forrestdale Lake in the south of Perth, and widespread through the south west.

Black-tailed Native-hens have also been quite widespread, but this is probably a carry over from last year.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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