Along Demo Track

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.

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Painted Lady, Demo Track, 28th September 2015.

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Painted Lady sunning on flowering Pimelea

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.

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Black Kite over Demo Track.

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.

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Male Spotted Pardalote

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Agitation display.

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About to dive towards the nest …

One response to “Along Demo Track

  1. Lovely, just back from an epic trip from Kingoonya to Ceduna on the back road and saw such a fantastic array of plants and animals and birds. Wishing I had a camera like yours to record some!

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