The last day of January produced the goods – a short drive through the Muckleford bush was rewarded with some common and not so common sights. Dusky Woodswallows are busy looking after recently fledged youngsters and it seems to have been a productive season for Jacky Winters. I’ve seen ‘spotty’ juveniles in lots of places in recent weeks.
Lastly a small flock of White-throated Needletails appeared above me as I headed home. I’d seen a single bird in town the day before but this was the first multiple sighting for the summer. Unfortunately a dull sky and few gaps in the canopy made it difficult to capture more than some cursory shots.