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.
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.