A few weeks back in Bunyip State Park, I lucked onto the presence of nearly everyone’s favourite little bush bird - the Rufous Fantail. Jim saw the blog and several days later arrived on my doorstep demanding to be shown where this Rufous Fantail was hanging out. Off we set only to be disappointed that the birds had ‘flown the coop’ so to speak. Jim went home without his fantail pic.
Today there was a knock at the door and an excited Jim, with camera in hand, was keen to show me some recent shots of a Rufous Fantail that had lobbed in his backyard at Heyfield.
The Grey Butcherbird is an aggressive predator and gets its name from the habit of impaling its captured prey on a twig or hanging it in a fork. This food larder is returned to as the Butcherbird consumes the meal and it is also thought to be a means of attracting a mate.
Nice one James!