This morning I was doing a repair to a water line on a fairway - yep, watering again already - and some movement and soft twittering in the patch of bush behind me caught my attention. Amongst the plumbing tools just happened to be a camera. As I began stalking the culprit I started seeing lots of views like this one...
Didn't take long to wake up to the fact that suddenly we had a very unusual visitor on the course, a small flock of Varied Sittellas, (Orange-winged version).
Always a nice little bush bird to see. They like just about any Eucalypt forest, but particularly trees with rough bark like Stringybark, Ironbark, Box, etc.
I've always found you have to be a bit lucky to come across them. Suddenly they will appear in the tops of a group of trees and start working their way down the branches and trunks, poking away under the bark and in cracks with their slightly upturned bills.
Once they've happily worked over a group of trees, they just as suddenly dash off to their next patch of bush.
All in all, a pleasant interruption to my plumbing repair. Back to the tools for me.