Familiar friends and a focal favourite

It’s been a lovely drizzly winters day with only a few brief breaks mid afternoon.

I took the opportunity to see what birds were around on Tangey’s Lane, on the west bank. The usual suspects were in attendance – White-browed Babblers, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Brown Treecreeper and Golden Whistler in the company of those pictured below.

EYR

Eastern Yellow Robin, Tangey’s Lane Newstead, 4th June 2016

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WPHE

White-plumed Honeyeater

YTHE

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

The highlight though was this Painted Button-quail, seen briefly scuttling amongst the Hedge Wattle. I can’t recall the last one I spotted, but it must be over 12 months ago.

PBQ

Painted Button-quail … drat that stick!

Painted Button-quail are one of five focal species in the Connecting Country Woodland Bird Program – perhaps the least observed of the quintet. The others are Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail, Jacky Winter and Brown Treecreeper – all of which have been seen recently in this area of Newstead. Watch out for all of them over coming months.

One response to “Familiar friends and a focal favourite

  1. That yellow – he looks like he’s got a fluoro jacket – superb as always Geoff

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