At the honeyeater hotel

All the usual suspects could be seen at the ‘honeyeater hotel’ in the Rise and Shine on Sunday afternoon. A single Yellow-faced Honeyeater dropped in for a brief visit – this species is a partial migrant – good numbers arrive in the autumn from higher altitudes along the Great Dividing Range.

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Fuscous Honeyeater, Rise and Shine, 13th March 2016

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II

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III

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Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (adult)

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White-naped Honeyeater (immature)

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Brown-headed and White-naped Honeyeaters with Fuscous Honeyeaters in the background

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A lone Yellow-faced Honeyeater

7 responses to “At the honeyeater hotel

  1. Fabulous shots Geoff. Such a variety at one little waterhole.

  2. Love that last pic of the lone yellow faced honeyeater and its reflection – stunning!

  3. Great photos! A quick question – do you have the introduced Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca) in your area and do honeyeaters visit the flowers?

  4. We’ve had an unflux of white-eareds recently. Saw three in one small bush the other day. Also our first spinebill of the season. And a mob of about 7 bee-eaters hawking over the Loddon on Monday, so they’re still round.

    • Thanks Andrew – we heard a spine bill at the weekend in the Rise and Shine and also a few Rainbowbirds on Sunday in the Mia Mia. Will look out for the White-ears – its their time!
      Cheers, geoff

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