Back at the ‘shine’

Visits to the ‘Rise and Shine’ have been few and far between in recent months. I was fortunate therefore to be able to call in a number of times over the weekend. Firstly with two of our bird photography workshop groups on the Saturday, and then to lead a walk on Sunday with the ‘Friends of the Box Ironbark Forests’. There was a nice variety of birds (and reasonable numbers) on both occasions. I’ve appended a list at the bottom of this note.


Adult Black-chinned Honeyeater, Rise and Shine @ Drury Lane, 14th March 2015.


Juvenile Black-chinned Honeyeater.


Adult Black-chinned Honeyeater calling.


Striated Pardalote, Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve, 15th March 2015. One of a small party seen searching for food (fallen lerp?) on the woodland floor.


An immature Striated Pardalote fossicking on the ground.

Birds observed at the Rise and Shine (14th and 15th March 2015) – Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, White-naped Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Crimson Rosella, Eastern Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Striated Pardalote, Spotted Pardalote, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Dusky Woodswallow, Hooded Robin, Weebill, Striated Thornbill, Australian Raven, Red-rumped Parrot, Australian Magpie, Restless Flycatcher, Willie Wagtail, Red Wattlebird, White-browed Babbler, Fuscous Honeyeater, Magpie-lark, Brown Treecreeper, Common Bronzewing, Grey Shrike-thrush, Buff-rumped Thornbill … and I’m sure to have forgotten some!

5 responses to “Back at the ‘shine’

  1. lynette Amaterstein

    Thanks Geoff for pointing out the birds of Rise and Shine. Enjoyed the walk.

  2. Thank you Geoff. As we go through Newstead quite often (and my father grew up in Welshmans Redf) it is great to see the bird news. We often make this our first stop and look forward to seeing what birds we can find.

  3. Gosh, I have never seen the eye of a bird in such detail. Wonderful photos, again. What is the meaning behind ‘Rise and Shine’…?

    • Hi Julia – there are a number of theories – the one I subscribe to is that this was the call that went out to the miners back in the days when they were swarming over this landscape in search of gold.
      Cheers, geoff

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