My notebook

Apologies in advance for more images of honeyeaters.

This blog is, in part, a daily (almost) diary of happenings in the natural world around Newstead. White-naped Honeyeaters have appeared in large numbers in recent weeks to join the usual throng of Yellow-tufted and Fuscous Honeyeaters, while a few Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are about as well. Dusky Woodswallows remain for now, before departing north in May, while the first flurry of Flame Robins witnessed recently was a taste of things to come. Olive-backed Orioles are still raiding the fig tree at the river reserve, from where I heard the calls of a Powerful Owl just before dusk earlier in the week.


Fuscous Honeyeaters, Mia Mia Track, 25th April 2021


Yellow-tufted Honeyeater




Yellow-faced Honeyeater


White-naped Honeyeater (adult)


White-naped Honeyeaters – male below and immature above

7 responses to “My notebook

  1. Eileen Collins

    Please never apologise for honeyeater images.

  2. Annmaree Smerdon

    Apology not needed. I’m forever grateful for the wonderful photos and my continuing learning curve.

  3. Kate Sandiford

    And the White-eared Honey’s are also back for the winter

  4. Beautiful updates, thanks Geoff,
    Is it possible that I saw blue faced honey eater in Castlemaine? It was a fleeting sighting

    • Hi Kate – apologies for the slow reply. Reckon that’s what you spotted … they are reasonably common in Castlemaine. Cheers, geoff

  5. There was a blue-faced honeyeater in the yellow gums at my place Baringhup the other day.

    • Thanks for the note Ian – they are about in increasing numbers. I haven’t spotted them at Baringhup for a few years but recall seeing them near the Caravan Park in about 2011. Cheers, geoff

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