Making a meal of it

Woodland insectivores have been active in recent weeks.

Brown-headed Honeyeaters are currently feasting on lerp … also favourite tucker for Buff-rumped Thornbills.

Golden Wattle is flowering wonderfully at present, which in turn attracts a bevy of insects to feed on the flowers and foliage. If you look closely at the first three images of the Buff-rumped Thornbill below, a juicy green caterpillar can be seen  to the right of the thornbill. Moments after I captured the images the caterpillar was snatched from its hiding place amongst the wattle flowers. The Buff-rumped Thornbill then returned to searching for lerp amongst the  Yellow Gum saplings.

BHHE1

Brown-headed Honeyeater, Welshman’s Reef, 25th August 2021

BHHE2

II

BHHE3

III

BHHE4

IV

BHHE5

V

BHHE6

VI

BRT1

Buff-rumped Thornbill

BRT2

II

BRT3

III

BRT4

IV

2 responses to “Making a meal of it

  1. Doreane Burgoine

    Thank you SO much. Your posts bring so much joy during lockdown. We are looking forward to visiting your area in our little motorhome when we are able. Many thanks again. X

  2. That was one brave or foolhardy caterpillar

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