Eagle-eyed

Warmer weather has provoked a flurry of activity in the local bush.

Small woodland birds, such as the Silvereye and Scarlet Robins pictured below, were seen foraging for insects in the Mia Mia this morning. The Silvereye extracted the caterpillar from amongst the foliage of a Gorse-leaf Bitter-pea, while the female Scarlet Robin pounced on a colourful Cup-moth caterpillar that she spied on the ground.

Lots of birds calling, including my first Painted Honeyeater for the season, Black-eared Cuckoo and White-winged Trillers, along with Crested Bellbirds.

Silvereye with caterpillar
Male Scarlet Robin
Female Scarlet Robin …
… with Cup-moth caterpillar #1
… with Cup-moth caterpillar #2

One response to “Eagle-eyed

  1. When you see a Cuckoo, please give us the lowdown on what we need to know about it. The cuckoo has passed me by…

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