From the front garden

The ironbarks in the front garden are proving a great attraction for local birds at the moment – Crimson Rosellas, Red Wattlebirds, New Holland Honeyeaters and of course Musk Lorikeets.

The ‘muskies’ have obviously made an early start to breeding with well-fledged youngsters being fed by adults that have been gorging on the nectar flow available. Spotted Pardalotes can be heard calling constantly most mornings, while the beautiful vibrant song of the Rufous Whistler is another delight.

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Musk Lorikeets – adult (right) feeding juvenile, Wyndham Street Newstead, 9th November 2016

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Adult Musk Lorikeet gathering nectar

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Male Spotted Pardalote

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Female Rufous Whistler

7 responses to “From the front garden

  1. Incredibly gorgeous birds, Geoff — and your photos are so crisp and close-up.

  2. Love Natural Newstead and all your wonderful photos and observations. Thank you for sharing them.

  3. Hi Pete, This guy has the same Canon gear as me but his photos are sharp. Iain

    On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “The ironbarks in the front garden are proving a great > attraction for local birds at the moment – Crimson Rosellas, Red > Wattlebirds, New Holland Honeyeaters and of course Musk Lorikeets. The > ‘muskies’ have obviously made an early start to breeding with ” >

  4. Just beautiful, thanks

  5. Hello Geoff
    I am one of your quiet , enthusiastic viewers who has never responded personally to you wonderful photos.
    Please be assured that every time one of your posts goes up I eagerly view it
    As a keen bird watcher, I have learned so much from your commentary too
    Thank you so much.
    Heather Enders……..who is fortunate to live in the beautiful Strzelecki ranges in Gippsland and who shares in many species of your birds although my garden is regularly dug up by lyre birds who are not always appreciated!!!!

    • Thanks Heather – what a great part of the world to share nature with! I spend some time in Gippsland with relatives from time to time and enjoy the contrast with the Box-ironbark country.
      All the best, geoff

  6. Those visitors are the best variety, such a wonderful sound they all make. Lovely clarity in your photos Geoff,

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