Robins and currawongs in the Victorian high country

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Subject: Robins and currawongs in the Victorian high country
From: Richard Nowotny <>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:22:57 +0000
"The miracle of the "Swallows" of Capistrano takes place each year at
Mission San Juan Capistrano, on March 19th,
<> St.
Joseph's Day."

They're not swallows as in the famous story, but Flame Robins returned to
the Victorian high country yesterday in significant numbers. A week ago I
saw no robins at Mt Buller. On Saturday I saw one and heard another.
Yesterday they were all over the highest reaches of the mountain - on low
shrubs, on the snow, flying between vantage points, even up to the very
summit snows. I saw at least a dozen and there must have been many more.

Interestingly, whereas Pied Currawongs are normally common around the
village at Mt Buller, at the moment most of the currawongs up there are Grey
and many are in the trees away from the village.


Port Melbourne, Victoria

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