Babblers by the river

We’ve been ‘overseas’ for the past week, enjoying sightings of birds such as Cape Barren Geese, Green Rosellas, Yellow Wattlebirds and Black-headed Honeyeaters. Consequently this post is a bird dated!

Before we headed off I took a short walk along the Loddon near Punt Road. The usual birds were about – Superb Fairy-wrens, White-browed Scrubwrens and White-plumed Honeyeaters. The surprise was a party of White-browed Babblers, foraging in a planted area established by the Newstead Landcare Group some years ago. This is the first time I can recall this species at this spot, perhaps a sign that they are wandering in search of hospitable habitat over summer.

White-browed Scrubwren, Loddon River @ Newstead, 7th January 2020

Immature White-plumed Honeyeater

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Male Superb Fairy-wren

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White-browed Babbler in planted Wirilda Wattle

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