At the waterhole #4

The catalogue of birds using the tiny waterhole along Mia Mia Track continues to grow – another week of warm weather however will force the birds to look elsewhere for a bath and thirst quenching drink! The highlights of a brief visit earlier this week were some hawking Rainbow Bee-eaters, a juvenile Diamond Firetail and a lone Yellow-faced Honeyeater. This latter species is common from late autumn through spring but largely absent from our dry bush at the moment.

Yellow-faced Honeyeater at the waterhole, 23rd February 2012.

A Rainbow Bee-eater perched above the waterhole.

This immature Diamond Firetail is just starting to develop a pink tinge to its beak.

A Spotted Pardalote dropped by for a drink.

Some of a small flock of Brown-headed Honeyeaters that are regular visitors to the waterhole.

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