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

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Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo

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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,

    Jane

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  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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