That summer feeling

While mid-spring heralds the arrival of migrating woodswallows to the district – small flocks of White-browed Woodswallows and the odd Masked Woodswallow arriving over the past week – it always feels like summer when they appear. Hot and blustery northerlies are the driver of their journey south. A small group descended along Plunkett’s Lane at the weekend – pairing up and commencing nest-building in loose colonies, as is their habit … let’s hope they don’t desert as they did in 2011.

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Female White-browed Woodswallow, Plunkett’s Lane Green Gully, 18th October 2015.

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Male White-browed Woodswallow.

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White-browed Woodswallows pairing up.

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Female gleaning Grey Box lerp – White-browed Woodswallows often feed on nectar and lerp.

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Male surveying the landscape for potential nest sites?

4 responses to “That summer feeling

  1. I never knew how lovely the colours are on these birds, never sit still enough I guess!

  2. Anne van Gemert

    WHAT A WONDERFUL FEAST OF PHOTOGRAPHS
    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORT

  3. Such sartorial plumage. Alas, where I live in Marrickville Sydney we don’t have these handsome visitors.

  4. T. Fratta & M. Dalton

    Hi Geoff

    For some reason I have not been able to download/open the photo’s on your last couple of emails, has anything changed?

    Love your site

    Cheers Tina Fratta

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