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.
In an instant the New Holland honeyeaters had chased it away!
Then a Yellow Robin sat on the railing, watching the kerfuffle,
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 ….
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.
After all that excitement I just had to share it with you. Next time they rush through I hope the light is better!