Flurry of Birds

Migratory birds are moving north up the coast, appearing with a flurry of excitement in mixed flocks, feeding all around the house. Today the light is very poor, but I was thrilled to see Lewin’s Honeyeater, a common bird that is not usually here.

Lewin’s Honeyeater prefers dense undergrowth and well-vegetated gardens

In an instant the New Holland honeyeaters had chased it away!

New Holland Honeyeater

Then a Yellow Robin sat on the railing, watching the kerfuffle,

Yellow Robin

Four Eastern Spinebills rushed in for their turn, then discovered a potted plant even closer to the door where I was standing with the camera ….

Eastern Spinebill on the terrace

and finally several Yellow-faced Honeyeaters joined them on the potplant, and for a moment one sat on the old paint bucket I used to water the pots.

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

After all that excitement I just had to share it with you. Next time they rush through I hope the light is better!

22 thoughts on “Flurry of Birds

  1. These beauties just don’t seem real! How do you do it? There is something about the light that makes them seem a little muted. Your camera must have a swivel lens!

    • thank you barb, so glad you enjoyed the birds, muted indeed in the overcast light …. it was me swiveling, in amazement as more birds dashed and darted around the terrace, trying to stay hidden behind the sliding doors as the camera poked through 😀

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