Speckled intrigue

I’ve been visiting the same spot along Mia Mia Road over the past week. All four visits have yielded Red-capped Robin, Scarlet Robin, Crested Bellbird and Speckled Warbler, while I’ve seen Chestnut-rumped Hylacola twice and this morning heard a Spotted Quail-thrush. It’s a real hot-spot!

On each visit a small group of Speckled Warblers have been hanging around the same general area, a pair of adults with what I think is an immature bird, which earlier in the week was spotted following one of the adults carrying food. This morning I observed the female carrying what appeared to be a downy feather … could it be that they have raised a youngster and are now constructing another nest?

Speckled Warbler carrying food, Mia Mia Track, 5th April 2017

II – with immature bird at bottom left

Male Speckled Warbler

Female Speckled Warbler, 8th April 2017

II – with nesting material?

III

Also observed this morning: White-eared Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, White-throated Treecreeper, Crested Shrike-tit, Golden Whistler, Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote, Little Lorikeet, Fuscous Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Brown Thornbill and Grey Fantail.

2 responses to “Speckled intrigue

  1. Far out Geoff! If you don’t share the coordinates of this cohort, I’m going to have to lie in wait and follow you. Well done you!

  2. Lovely to see great pics of Speckled Warblers again Geoff, so many years since I saw them last. Thanks for the memories. Kaye.

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