PIPs travelling through Torres Strait… and ripe wongai fruit

Torres Strait observers reported the first flock of PIPS travelling south for this season. They saw 25-30 PIPS flying past Muralug on 17 August 2019 despite a strong SE wind. They noted that the PIPs’ migration coincided with the ripening of wongai fruit, as in previous years.

Many thanks to Jon, Laura and Camilla for this report and their photo (below) of a wongai tree laden with ripe fruit.

wongai tree with ripe fruit