A proper soaking and then woodland birds

We’re in the depths of winter and celebrating wonderful rainfall over the weekend.

Hopefully we move slowly now into a ‘typical’ spring that enables some recovery of woodland bird populations across the region. I was pretty chuffed to see some familiar faces at Muckleford Gorge, especially a pair of Hooded Robins. Along with the Crested Shrike-tit and Jacky Winter we encountered numerous Flame Robins, a Golden Whistler, Restless Flycatchers and Brown Treecreepers.

Crested Shrike-tit (adult male), Muckleford Gorge, 30th June 2019

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Hooded Robin (male)

Jacky Winter

5 responses to “A proper soaking and then woodland birds

  1. Erica Jane Higgins

    Just lovely and the rain most welcome!

  2. Beautiful photos as usual Geoff, I always enjoy seeing the ones we don’t get here in Sth Gippsland. Glad you’ve shared in the rain at last! 🙂

  3. Bruce Terrill

    Hi Geoff,
    I have never seen a Crested Shrike-tit foraging that low to the ground before, is this normal to you, or an unusual behaviour? Granted my experience with these little monsters is not a huge well, that is why I ask of your experiences with them.

    • Hi Bruce – while this species typically forages in the canopy and along branches I’ve seen it close to the ground many times. They can be quite confiding when feeding. Cheers, Geoff

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