Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Old Back at the Car Trick

I did a short reccy on a new found track in Bunyip State Park the other day. Heath Track which becomes Dingo Ridge Walking Track has some promise in the wildflower season, as part of it traverses a power line, requiring some slashing from time to time. This keeps the understorey to a minimum and hopefully will allow some Spring flowers to emerge – my theory anyway.

The birds were very quiet so I just enjoyed the beautiful day in a nice bit of bush.

Back at the ute I put the kettle on and sat for a ten minute cuppa.

Next thing the old saying "birds of a feather flock together" came to mind as a mixed group of species came through the undergrowth – Brown Thornbills, Superb Fairy Wrens and Eastern Yellow Robins.

I got some wonderful views without getting out of my seat.

A larger bird appeared suddenly and to my surprise it was an Olive Whistler and it too paraded right in front of me for several minutes.

The stumble in the creek on the walking track was soon forgotten!


  1. That's the best kind of birding :-) I've never seen a Yellow Robin. When I go to the mainland they seem to go into hiding. As for the Olive whistler I was very excited to add it to my garden list last years but then seconds after spotting it, it was taken by a Goshawk. Such is life.

  2. Good to see you are back on the birds Gouldi. I have been a bit worried about you becoming a tree hugger.

  3. Mosura - We sometimes have to shoo Yellow Robins away to get a good photo of another bird,:-).
    Ross - Correct Ross, I have to admit.