Diamonds in the shine

Prior to some nice rain yesterday afternoon the local bush was parched … not that a few drops (12mm) breaks the drought!

Bush pools are a magnet to birds and when there are limited options the birds will predictably gather. A brief visit to the Rise and Shine yesterday saw a number of honeyeaters – Yellow-tufted, Fuscous and White-naped, together with a small flock of Diamond Firetails. The gentle, mewing calls of the firetails announced their arrival and I got some good views as they gathered near the water to drink and bathe.

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Diamond Firetail, Rise and Shine, 2nd September 2015.

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Flitting in to drink and bathe.

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Beads of moisture are evident on the neck-band and breast.

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What a beauty!

3 responses to “Diamonds in the shine

  1. Lyn And Gordon Barfield

    Truly beautiful work and bird Geoff. Lyn and Gordon Barfield

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful bird and lovely photographs.

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