Two up … a first!

I see and hear Speckled Warblers on a reasonably regular basis in both the Muckleford and Sandon State Forests. Photographs however, are few and far between, and until today I’d never captured a pair in the one frame. It appears my luck was in with the male carrying a food offering for the female, encouraging a close approach. Pre-nuptial feeding is a common behaviour in many species and while I didn’t actually see the food passed from male to female I’m confident that this was what was happening in this case.

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Speckled Warblers – male below, female above – Fence Track, Muckleford State Forest, 17th August 2015.

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The male with food in the bill while the female watches on.

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Female Speckled Warbler.

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Male Speckled Warbler in Golden Wattle.

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The chestnut eyebrow distinguishes the female.

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A woodland favourite!

5 responses to “Two up … a first!

  1. Spectacular portraits Geoff, I wish these little beauties were a bit more common. Breed up well guys!

  2. Wow! Stunning close ups.

  3. Brilliant images Geoff.

  4. What a pair of sweeties – great to get a good shot of one of these, let alone a pair!

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