Aerial mastery

I’ve been frequenting the area along Mia Mia Track in recent days – the recent rain has brought this area to life and I’ve been treated to a succession of nice observations – Crested Bellbird, Red-capped Robin, Chestnut-rumped Hylacola, Speckled Warbler and Owlet Nightjar. On all visits the unmistakable calls of Rainbow Bee-eaters have provided a constant background soundtrack. Yesterday evening I enjoyed watching a small flock hawking for insects above the firewood coupe between Mia Mia Track and Bell’s Lane Track.

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Recently harvested firewood coupe, Mia Mia Track, Muckleford State Forest, 7th February 2016

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Rainbow Bee-eater in level flight

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That’s how they got their name!

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Arriving at the perch

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One of this season’s breeding adults

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In pursuit of a Cabbage White

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II

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III

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Box Ironbark Forest EVC

4 responses to “Aerial mastery

  1. Well caught Geoff (and of course RB-E)

  2. Amazing photos. Thankyou !

  3. Awesome aerial skills and wonderful photos.

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