More on sittellas and thornbills

I struck a rich vein near Fence Track at the weekend. In addition to recent posts involving Brown Thornbills, Superb Fairy-wrens and a Wedge-tailed Eagle, Yellow Thornbills and Varied Sittellas happily posed for the camera.


Varied Sittella, Fence Track, 2nd August 2015.






Yellow Thornbill and Golden Wattle.


Streaked ear coverts are a distinguishing feature.


Murphy’s Law – there is always a stick in the way!

A Grey-shrike Thrush and a pair of Scarlet Robins were also part of the gathering –  but were less cooperative.

4 responses to “More on sittellas and thornbills

  1. Perhaps you may need to increase the remuneration offered to your beautiful models Geoff

  2. I believe that birds put the sticks there to hide behind on purpose!

    Nice shots of the Yellow Thornbills, I have yet to really eyeball them well around here.

  3. Hi Geoff, Brian and I live in Maryborough and we love your photos. However, we would like to know the locations you speak of when you photograph these birds, i.e. Fence track etc., as we like to walk a lot in the forests and see the birds. Is it possible to show on a map where these sites are?
    Jeanne & Brian Hart

    • Hi Jeanne – this is a work in progress but some of the images in my Flckr gallery – Birds of the Newstead district are geotagged. If you click on the image it will bring up a small window with the map location.
      Let me know if this is not clear. Happy wandering.
      Cheers, geoff

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