Welcome back Cobbler

A few Eastern Spinebills, all juveniles, have arrived at Rotunda Park – travelling ‘downhill’ from the ranges as they do every autumn.

This species is also affectionately known as the Cobblers Awl, on account of its beautifully shaped bill – perfectly adapted for draining nectar from flowers such as those on offer on the planted Correas in the park.

Eastern Spinebill (juvenile), Rotunda Park Newstead, 2nd April 2017

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Feeding on a planted Correa glabra

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One response to “Welcome back Cobbler

  1. Helen Schofield

    Beautiful to see, including the flowering correa.

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