Thursday, June 16, 2011

Out and About

G'day,
The weather has been a little inclement - cold and grey - but today is much brighter. I took the camera across to the machinery shed this morning and had a short walk along one of the bush tracks. I'd been hearing the contact calls of the Golden Whistler for the last few days, but only managed to catch up with an inquisitive juvenile.



A little further on a Scarlet Robin was 'perching and pouncing' for his morning's breakfast. Bit far away, but always worth a shot.

 
Over the last couple of days, DF and I have been trying to pin down a sighting of the endangered Regent Honeyeater. Peter G managed a shot of one in the Stockdale Forest. The Ironbarks are loaded with flower and all manner of  Honeyeaters are having a ball!

 
 
No sign of the Regents, but the experience has been wonderful. I've never seen such activity in the area. I wonder if the collective noun for Red Wattlebirds could be a 'cacophony'?
On the way across to the machinery shed this morning, another recent immigrant to this area or perhaps a new settler, the Crested Pigeon, was sunning itself on a wire.

 Regards,
Gouldiae.
 

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