Eastern Spinebill, Hidden Valley

The long flowering Grevillea “Superb” in my garden continues to attract the honeyeaters of various species. The most frequent recent visitors have been New Holland Honeyeaters and Eastern Spinebills. Here is one from last weekend.

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Red-capped Robin, Woodlands Historic Park

I have driven past Woodlands Historic Park, just north of Melbourne airport, many times. A few weeks ago I stopped to take a look. I parked at the Providence Road car park, walked alongside the Aboriginal cemetery, and went through the gate into the Back Paddock. This area is fenced…

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Red-browed Finch

This is yet another photo taken at Bartley’s Block, Chiltern. I was beneath the old walnut tree, not far from the car park. The tree acted like a natural bird hide, giving me the chance to get some reasonably close photos of the small birds. This one is a Red-browed…

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Red-capped Robin

The southern-most end of Bartley’s Block – the one closest to Chiltern – has a stand of golden wattles. There are some that have died off, and the dried branches provide a clear view of the birds that perch on them. With some luck and patience, sometimes you can get…

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Turquoise Parrot in Chiltern-Mt Pilot NP

The Turquoise Parrot is listed as threatened in Victoria. I was lucky to glimpse it a couple of times while I was in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park. And then, while I was quietly waiting beside a dam, one came in for a drink.

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More Yellow-footed Antechinus

While taking photographs around Chiltern I had stopped for lunch and returned to my car. As I sat there, I noticed a lot of activity in the tree beside me… a group of Yellow-footed Antechinus (what’s the plural of Antechinus?). The tree was partially hollow and they were scrambling around…

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