One bird we can always count on seeing in the woodlands of Gippsland is the 'everywhere' Grey Fantail. Often they are very inquisitive of bird counters and photographers and frequently almost pose for a picture. We can sometimes take them for granted.
The Grey Fantail in our district is mostly pretty sedentary although it is believed some do migrate north in winter. The willie too is at best dispersive, with their numbers building in spring. Both are amazing acrobatic flyers as they twist and turn, tails fanning, snatching insects in the air.
Both the willie and the grey have a set of 'whiskers' thought to be useful in scooping or netting their prey as they zig zag about.
|Whiskers for netting insects?|