It is too hard to identify the smaller ones on the go so we need to track them through the bush to get a clear identification. Even then, this ongoing cloudy weather makes getting an ID, let alone a photo, very difficult.
At the moment, we have:
- Yellow-faced Honeyeaters (Lichenstomus chrysops) - quite common here and present in droves
- White-plumed Honeyeaters (Lichenostomus penicillatus) - less common here but several sighted
- White-naped Honeyeaters (Melithreptus lunatus) - ditto
- Crescent Honeyeaters (Phylidonryris pyrrhoptena) - only ever had a few sightings here but several present now
- Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) - never seen one here and only ever seen them locally in the wild twice before so a real thrill to spot here; brings our "on property" species count to 187!
- Red Wattlebirds (Antochaera carunculata) - ever present but numbering over 100 at the moment.
- Noisy Friarbirds (Philemon cornicultus) - the flocks of 2-3 dozen have disappeared but we still hear them from time to time.
- Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala) - also ever-present and very aggressive towards interlopers.
- Eastern Spinebills (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) - usually around in ones or twos but have seen 10-15 at a time in the last few days.
|Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)|