Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in Sydney

To: Thomas Wilson <>
Subject: Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in Sydney
From: Chris Melrose <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:28:58 +1000
Hi Tom 
I agree. Hordes of yellow-faced honeyeaters in Boudi National Park over the 
last two months when I would have expected them to migrate. There were lots of 
Eucalypts in flower to keep them busy. As well as a ready food source for them 
at that time, is it also possible that we are experiencing a greater number of 
birds due to the weather with excellent vegetation growth and good breeding 
conditions we have experienced over the last 4-5 years?

Christine Melrose

> On 8 Jun 2014, at 21:23, Thomas Wilson <> wrote:
> Hi all
> a question for Sydney birders (and others).  Having spent some time this 
> morning at Warriewood Wetland and also periods in recent weekends at 
> Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden and on the Chiltern Track in Ku-ring-gai NP 
> (all in the north of Sydney) and seeing hordes of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters at 
> all 3 sites, my impression is that there are lots more Yellow-faced 
> Honeyeaters than normal for winter in this area.  Do others have a similar 
> observation or view?
> If so, what's causing it - dry conditions inland?  Good breeding down south 
> last summer and thus more birds to go round? Me just being more observant 
> than normal?
> Are other areas missing their normal winter visitors?
> Cheers
> Tom Wilson
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