At the waterhole #3

This evening I didn’t arrive at the waterhole until 6.30pm and stayed on until nearly 8pm – the filtered golden light coinciding nicely with the spot where most of the birds decided to land and drink. Once again it was a feast of different species with the highlights a pair of Hooded Robins and a male Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (perhaps the same individual seen earlier this month).

Eastern Yellow Robin at the waterhole, Mia Mia Track, 16th January 2012.

One of three White-browed Babblers that stopped by for a drink.

The female Hooded Robin.

... and the male - note the moulting wing feather contributing to an untidy appearance!

Immature Black-chinned Honeyeater - note the pale-blue skin above the eye and sooty chin-stripe.

Other visitors this evening included two Eastern Rosellas (adult and immature), Willie Wagtail, Common Bronzewing, Peaceful Dove and a horde of honeyeaters in roughly equal numbers – Yellow-tufted, Fuscous and Brown-headed.

2 responses to “At the waterhole #3

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