The warm weather has led to the appearance of a few more butterflies in the local bush. Earlier in the week along Demo Track Painted Lady’s were seen in good numbers, temporarily distracting me from the birds.
The sight of a large raptor overhead was no surprise, but the fact that it was a curious Black Kite was. This species is rarely seen in the forest – not entirely unexpected though as it’s rapidly extending its range and abundance in central Victoria.
This Spotted Pardalote apparently had a nest nearby – I didn’t dally in its territory, the bird’s agitated demeanor encouraging me to move along.