The bird hides at Gluepot are popular with visitors of the human persuasion as well as the avian species. On one particular occasion there was a small waiting period before one could enter the hide near our camp. Another time though I was all alone for way more than an hour and actually, er, cough, fell asleep for a couple of minutes! Don’t think any bird of note flew in.
The various honeyeaters were probably the most frequent visitors to ‘our’ hide, the diminutive Brown-headed being top of the list.
Next most frequent honeyeater visitor for a drink and bathe was the Yellow-plumed. This pugnacious bird often frightened off others before taking over the water trough.
Two others we ticked were the Striped and the White-fronted – both good ticks for us Gippslanders.
Now, what are these? These four flew in – just after my nap – and were very wary. They wouldn’t sit still for long at all.
If you are unaware of the Black-eared Miner story here’s a link to some history, facts, etc. I doubt these are BEM’s, more likely to be hybrids. They have some attributes of both Yellow-throated Miners and Black-eared Miners. Here’s a link to an identification key – this page is printed and posted in all the hides on the property.
Now, if that b….y bird would just sit still long enough!!!! I was excited there for a little.