A visit from Birdlife Ballarat

John Alexander and I hosted a keen group of birdwatchers yesterday from Ballarat Birdlife. The group has made regular visits to the district over many years and it was great to share some observations and tales from the past. Sadly I was only able to spend a few hours with them on Spring Hill but we still made some nice sightings, including good views of Crested Bellbird and a cooperative Rufous Whistler (pictured below).

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Ballarat Birdlife group on Mia Mia Track, 28th June 2015.

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Rufous Whistler @ Spring Hill, 28th June 2015.

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The pale bill base suggests an immature bird.

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Finishing off a caterpillar plucked from the foliage.

Click here for a list of birds seen on the day and here for a trip report.

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