Fuscous congregation

What welcome rain!

While in town we had ~ 25mm over the weekend some areas nearby copped at least twice that amount. The Muckleford bush to the north of Newstead looks extraordinary at the moment – full dams and brimming waterholes have brought new life to the landscape. This beautiful waterhole along Mia Mia Track is one lovely example – stay tuned for further posts from this spot over coming weeks.

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This beautiful little pool along Mia Mia Track is proving very attractive to birds following the weekend downpour.

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Juvenile Fuscous Honeyeater, Mia Mia Track, 1st February 2016

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Juvenile (at top), immature (middle) and adult Fuscous Honeyeaters

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Joined by another adult

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II

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Fuscous congregation

4 responses to “Fuscous congregation

  1. What a difference a downpour makes: and glorious rain again today.

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  2. Don’t they love the water….and need it.

  3. I was in the Wombat SF on Sunday and a deep wheel rut was providing a great bath for Rose & Yellow Robins. A pair of Grey Fantails were also trying to convince their youngster that a splash in the water would be great fun. The juvenile eventually joined its parents in having a bathe. Fascinating to watch.

  4. Beautiful group shots. The pond photographs are evocative of an oasis, given the dry conditions.

    On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 11:06 AM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “What welcome rain! While in town we had ~ 25mm over > the weekend some areas nearby copped at least twice that amount. The > Muckleford bush to the north of Newstead looks extraordinary at the moment > – full dams and brimming waterholes have brought new lif” >

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