Signs of Spring

There has been a hint of Spring in the air over the past few days and this was confirmed with one of the early signs this morning in the Mia Mia.

A number of Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoos were heard calling from high perches, my first observations for the season. Red-capped Robins were also calling nicely from a few different locations to the west of Mia Mia Track.

Other species recorded this morning included: Yellow, Buff-rumped and Brown Thornbills, Flame Robin, Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistler, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Crested Bellbird, White-browed Babbler.

Red-capped Robin (female), Mia Mia Track, 21st July 2019



Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo


Yellow Thornbill

3 responses to “Signs of Spring

  1. Very nice! Thanks for the update.

  2. Hi Geoff,

    Late this arvo I heard a Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo calling at my place (Campbells Creek). First one for the year for me too. Breading season appears to be winding up.

    Hope you’re both keeping warm and dry,



  3. Kate Sandiford

    Indeed, the Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoos were clearly announcing that they’d made it back to Strangways mid afternoon yesterday.

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