Bush companions

Autumn is the time to see mixed species feeding flocks in the local bush.

These two ‘beauties’ were part of a small flock that also featured Scarlet Robins, Buff-rumped Thornbills and a White-Throated Treecreeper. Typically such flocks are made up of insectivores and travel quite close to the ground as they work their way through the bush in search of insects.


Grey Fantail, Fence Track Muckleford State Forest, 17th May 2016








Male Golden Whistler



3 responses to “Bush companions

  1. Hi Geoff Yesterday we saw a white throated Gerygone in our garden at Axe Creek. We are adjacent to bush. It took us quite awhile to identify it from photos on the internet as it looked bigger than the one in “Wildlife of the Box Ironbark.” Maybe the long warm spell has kept it here. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a photo of it. Disappeared fairly quickly.

    Regards Jan Mellor >

  2. Any help in identifying these eggs and if so what can the landowners do to help these birds. If you could reply to Alison that would be great.

    Many thanks Jan Mellor

    > Begin forwarded message: > > From: > Subject: Fw: > Date: 22 August 2016 at 7:35:47 AM AEST > To: “Jan Mellor” > > This is a query for you and Tony to help Alison sort out. > The birds look a bit like plovers but are much smaller. > They have laid their eggs in Alison’s driveway. So this means that every time a car comes in they leave the nest. > Have you any ideas. > A > >

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