Monday, 9 March 2009

Figbird

As we wait for Cyclone Hamish to come down the coast there is not much point in going too far from home. We were going to go and do another wader count, this time in the kayak at six am Sunday, but decided against it. Just as well! Instead I had to take what our yard had to offer regards wildlife.

Looking out the window I saw Noisy Miners going to our bird bath and tried for a photo but no luck. This Female Figbird looking to see how much water was left after the Miners was much more cooperative!

Figbird (Female) (Sphecotheres viridis)

It has now started raining with gusty winds.

3 comments:

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Nice shot, Neil! Hoping you all won't be affected by the coming hurricane.

Larry Jordan said...

Interesting looking bird Neil. I guess they are related to the Oriole? The shape of the body and the eye ring remind me of our American Robin. It's nice to see birds from another part of the world. Thanks for sharing!

Neil said...

Thanks Bob & Cynthia
looks like it is going out to sea.

Yes Larry they are related to the Oriole family.