This story is a little dated I’m afraid, but still worth sharing.
Late last week I was looking around the area to the east of Welshman’s Reef, along Tip Road. A mixed flock of woodswallows, White-browed with a small number of Masked, was feeding in eucalypt foliage in search of insects. While these species are often regarded as aerial feeders, they will often move into the canopy in search of nectar and insects. With so little flowering happening at the moment the woodswallows are clearly responding to what’s going on in the ecosystem.
These mixed feeding flocks typically assemble in late summer, prior to the birds departing on their northerly migration. Interestingly a few other species were associating with the woodswallows – Rainbow Bee-eaters, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes and even a couple of White-winged Trillers.