Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in Sydney

To: Nikolas Haass <>, Thomas Wilson <>, "" <>
Subject: Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in Sydney
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:04:03 +1000
Thanks Nikolas! My guess is that it's because there's currently very little flowering west of the mountains. For example, I was in the Capertee Valley a couple of days ago and there are very few honeyeaters there, with no White Box in flower (that I noticed) and nothing else of consequence for them. So I'm glad there are currently lots in the coastal areas.

The autumn migration through the Blue Mountains this year was fairly average, with similar numbers to 2012, but not as many as last year which was a bumper year. What was interesting was a huge spike in White-naped Honeyeaters moving through Blackheath in May. Where they were heading I have no idea. So many mysteries!



At 11:42 AM +0000 8/6/14, Nikolas Haass wrote:
Hi Tom,

I am pretty sure that Carol Probets will be able to give you an informed
answer. Do you know her website?



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On 8/06/14 9:23 PM, "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?
Tom Wilson

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