Vigilance and patience are rewarded

At the risk of repeating myself the keys to nature observation are vigilance and patience.

Sitting quietly in the in the one spot for an extended period is usually rewarded.

Rainbow Bee-eaters are on the cusp of egg-laying, courtship feeding is a sign that tunnels have been prepared and the birds will be ‘earth-bound’ for extended periods over coming weeks.

The sudden appearance of a pair of Peregrine Falcons caused a flurry of alarm calls and a scattering of birds, large and small. Nearby an adult female Brown Goshawk allowed some excellent views as it uttered its chanting calls from a high perch in a Yellow Gum.

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Rainbow Bee-eater (male), Joyce’s Creek, 21st November 2021

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Rainbow Bee-eater (female)

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Male at right … female at left …

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Courtship feeding

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Peregrine Falcon

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Brown Goshawk (adult female)

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