This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday.
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Honeyeater heaven is the only way to describe our recent Winter survey at Amamoor Homestead B&B Country Cottages for our "Bird Trails of Cooloola" project. (For more information visit www.birdingcooloola.org.au)
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
The Brown Honeyeater came to the Grevillea flowers growing in front of our Cottage right beside us as we were having a cup of tea. Best way to watch birds as they come to you instead of having to go and find them.
Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura)
The gardens leading up to and around the Homestead and Cottages have been well planned and maintained to attract birdlife, also providing a link to the surrounding bush. Dusky Honeyeater seemed to be everywhere among the flowering trees and shrubs.
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Every good garden has water available for the birds to drink and bathe.
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) (Female)
This female Scarlet was in the shrub only a few metres from where we were sitting, and not long after a male Scarlet came into the same bush as well. Even though not as brightly coloured as the male, she is still beautiful.
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) (Male)
Scarlet Honeyeater, like the Dusky Honeyeater, were all over the flowers. They even came up to the shrubs by the Cottage where we were sitting having afternoon tea. Why do birds always seem to show up for photo opportunities when you are trying to eat and drink? Well worth the tea going cold this time though!
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
This White-throated Honeyeater was another visitor to the bird bath.
More birds from Amamoor B&B next time.