Autumn arrivals

Two regular autumn visitors have turned up in recent weeks.

The Golden Whistler and White-eared Honeyeater spend the cooler months in the box-ironbark country around Newstead, arriving in March/April each year. Their bright colours are a welcome addition to the bush at such a dry time. Both species prefer to breed at higher elevations along the Great Dividing Range over summer, but occasionally they breed locally too.

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Male Golden Whistler, Mia Mia Track, 2nd April 2015.

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Another visitor to the waterhole.

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White-eared Honeyeater, Mia Mia Track, 2nd April 2015.

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Heading in for a sip as well.

The lone White-eared Honeyeater at the waterhole was joined by its Brown-headed, Yellow-tufted and White-naped relatives, to complete a nice quartet.

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Honeyeater quartet.

One response to “Autumn arrivals

  1. Very special series! Bravo!!!

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