Visiting the secret pool

The following sequence shows a succession of honeyeaters, four different species, visiting a wonderful watering hole at the Rise and Shine.

WNHE

White-naped Honeyeater, Rise and Shine, 28th July 2014.

YFHE

One of two Yellow-faced Honeyeaters that dropped by during my short visit.

FuscousHEs

Small flock of Fuscous Honeyeaters visiting the pool.

Yellowtufted

A yellow-tufted Honeyeater – striking in the late afternoon sunshine.

Unusually, the waterhole is situated about 8 metres from the ground, in the fork of a beautiful Yellow Box Eucalyptus melliodora. I’ve known about the site since we discovered it on one of last years bird photography workshops. It’s a magnet for honeyeaters and rosellas especially, after rain.

YellowBox

Yellow Box at Rise and Shine – the secret pool is in the fork of the largest tree – about 8 metres above the ground.

3 responses to “Visiting the secret pool

  1. Dear Geoff

    because of your cuckoo shrike post (I love them too) I went ot rise and shine this arvo. not a sound or sight of a bird. Why? minutes later a big wind went through. the trees were reeaaalllly bending

    Another visit…

    thanks for all you teach us and for your glorious photography

    Carol

    Carol McDonough

    Castlemaine 61354722952 61427204524

  2. Hi Geoff, I thought they were white plumed honeyeaters but you say fuscous are they very similar?
    Thanks jo

  3. Hi Jo – yes, they are quite similar, especially in general size, shape and colours. Fuscous have a black and yellow cheek plume, whereas white plumed have a white cheek plume … a subtle difference. Have a look at my pics of 7th June.

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