Friday, 17 June 2011

An infrequent visitor

Back to perfect winter weather, clear blue sky and not too cool and lots of birds in the trees busy feeding after the scarcity of the past days. A snatch of song that I didn't recognise and a flash of yellow heralded the arrival into one of the smaller trees of our visitor, a female Eastern Shrike-tit Falcunculis frontatus. These are very recognisable birds with their crested head and striking colouration, but although they range right down eastern Australia and around to South Australia we have not seen them here very often. I was able to get a couple of photos before it flew off, but unfortunately it was not in a very good location for the shot.


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