I was of course supposedly at Gluepot to attend a couple of nature photography courses conducted on behalf of Birds Australia by Craig Ingram. Craig's material and presentation was excellent, but at the end of each day's session I could hardly wait to get back into the bush and look for birds. As my camp site was nearly 15km from the visitor centre/lecture room, the drive back and forth provided some opportunity to do some birding.
Craig at work - cop that lens
I was returning to camp one afternoon and spotted a couple of largish birds dashing low across the track. After pursuing them for some time, and constantly bumping into Golden Orb Weaver webs ...
... I eventually managed to catch some views of my first Gilbert's Whistler. The Gilbert's Whistler is a fairly uncommon, thinly spread bird of the dry inland.
Female Gilbert's Whistler
The elusive male Gilbert's Whistler
Always nice to become acquainted with a threatened species. Now I'll just have to return for the Red-lored!