Before I retired as a bush regenerator in 2009 we were noticing some native
plants flowering from two weeks to one month early. Jacarandas, which
previously flowered mid-Nov now start mid-Oct in sunny locations.
> On 3 Aug 2015, at 6:18, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
> G’day Penny
> There are a number of things that might be involved, but it is certainly
> likely that climate change will be a contributing factor to changes in
> migration patterns. I saw an American article the other day that noted that
> ecologically (e.g. flowering events etc), spring was commencing two weeks
> earlier on average than it was a century ago.
> Regards, Laurie.
>> On 2 Aug 2015, at 10:17 pm, Penny Brockman <> wrote:
>> Talking of early migration, Noisy Friarbirds were on the Gloucester River
>> 30.7.15, and yesterday a Figbird in my garden had bright red eye patches.
>> The Red Wattlebird is investigating last year's nest site (and has bright
>> red wattles) and the Eastern Spinebills spend a lot of time chasing each
>> other around the bushes. There are also newly fledged White-headed Pigeons
>> in the garden (not surprising since they seem to breed all year round in
>> Gloucester), and both Fantail and Shining-bronze cuckoos are calling loudly.
>> Could this be global warming?
>> Weather is said to be sold again this coming week so that may cause all this
>> action to slow down a bit.
>> Penny, Gloucester, NSW
>>> There was a very early Scarlet Honeyeater heard and seen in Mulgoa Valley
>>> this morning ten am.
>>> Very early migration. Beautiful day and about 23 degrees, after a cold
>>> night down to about 7degrees.
>>> Yesterday a pair of Sea Eagles circling, (obvious size difference) over the
>>> Valley, 70km away from the sea, but a large deep dam with carp nearby.
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