The last day of summer.
My early evening walk in the Mia Mia was punctuated with the sounds of migrants about to depart and residents alike. Rainbow Bee-eaters were trilling in the distance, while local stayers could be heard calling as evening approached – Red-capped Robin, Chestnut-rumped Hylacola and Speckled Warbler – all within metres of each other. The highlight was watching one of the more mundane residents – a Brown Treecreeper. I’ve photographed them a bit lately but was delighted to witness a tiny cameo – the bird removed a spent feather from its wing, then perched displaying it for a minute or so before gently letting go … the feather fluttering gently to the ground at my feet. Not a bad way to usher in the autumn.