Up and about early

Sadly I’m not a really early riser, but occasionally I’ll make a supreme effort – usually rewarded in terms of bird observations.

In the first part of the day birds are generally easier to locate and observe. This Grey Shrike-thrush was seen last weekend in the Muckleford State Forest (within 5km of home). Part of an early morning chorus that included White-eared and yellow-faced Honeyeater, Scarlet and Rose Robin, it was allowed a close approach as it sat preening amongst the Golden Wattles after bathing. The forest floor is replete with fungi at present – the spectacular orange of Tremella … either mesenterica or aurantia stands out like a ‘traffic light in the bush’.

GST1

Grey Shrike-thrush, Muckleford State Forest, 18th July 2021

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II

GST3

III

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IV

Jelly

Tremella sp … not sure which one

One response to “Up and about early

  1. We are enjoying hearing the Grey- Shrike Thrush in our garden .

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