Getting away from the water at the Wetlands

Went for a wander in the forested ridge near the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. Lot of activity, and as is often the case, a couple of trees apparently full of Silvereyes turned out to contain myriad species.

The Silvereyes were plentiful:

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There were so many you could miss the many other birds in the mix.  Two Honeyeaters which I had never seen before, and both of which were well on the edge of their normal habitat, were the White-naped Honeyeater, and the Yellow-plumed Honeyeater.  The latter was very hard to pick, especially given it is right on the edge of its habitat, but the darker bit on the end of the yellow beak certainly suggests a young Yellow-plumed Honeyeater.  After all that, having seen more playing about today (mid July) I think it is a Fuscous Honeyeater, extremely similar but more likely to be here.  Today’s photo added below.

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Honeyeater, Fuscous

The adult male Spotted Pardalots are certainly very colourful.

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Many other familiar birds were about including Red-Rumped Parrots, Pied Cormorants, Superb Fairy Wrens, White-browed Scrub Wrens (below), and Australasian Darter (also below).

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Michael Monaghan

June 2019

One thought on “Getting away from the water at the Wetlands

  1. Yes, how nice to see the new honeyeaters. We have just had a whole lot of Eastern Spinebills and White-browed Scrubwrens move into the coastal strip along the Beaumaris foreshore, which we see every morning on our way to the beach with the dog.

    Cheers, Caroline

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