Babblers doing nicely

I’ve spent some time in the Rotunda Park over the past few days – bird activity has been terrific, with Eastern Spinebills, Yellow and Striated Thornbills, Spotted Pardalote, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail and various honeyeaters prominent.

It was great to see the local family of White-browed Babblers – at least 8 individuals in total, utilising the Newstead Landcare Group plantings to fossick amongst the leaf litter for insects.

White-browed Babbler, Rotunda Park Newstead, 3rd April 2017

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6 responses to “Babblers doing nicely

  1. Fascinating to watch with their ‘serious’ faces and interesting social structure.

  2. Hi Geoff, the White-Browed Babblers were in our garden over the weekend – visited out green fig tree with lots of split fruit. At least 8 in the group.

    carlo

    On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 6:52 PM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “I’ve spent some time in the Rotunda Park over the past > few days – bird activity has been terrific, with Eastern Spinebills, Yellow > and Striated Thornbills, Spotted Pardalote, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail > and various honeyeaters prominent. It was great” >

    • Hi Carlo – that’s great news … I’ve never seen them on that side of the river so close to town!

  3. Fascinating and entertaining birds…I never tire of watching and listening

  4. Meg Dewar (Norris)

    Hi Geoff. I’ve recently spotted these babblers in our garden in Welshmans Reef. I haven’t noticed them before. They seem quite comfortable with humans. Fun to watch.
    Thanks, Meg

    • Hi Meg – thats great news! They are wonderful birds and will do a great job of cleaning up pest insects in the garden. Cheers, Geoff

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