Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Honeyeater Heaven

This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday
Click on photos to enlarge.
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.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Birds everywhere at Churingas B&B

This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday
Churingas B&B, 80 species so far and the Spring survey still to come.

Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis

Rose Robin (Petroica rosea) (Female)

Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) (Male)

A Great Place to See and Hear Birds!!!!!
Hope you have enjoyed my "Birds of Churingas B&B" series.
Not bad for 5 Acres.

Monday, 13 August 2012

More Birds from Churingas B&B

This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday.

Following on from the last post, this Fan-tailed Cuckoo flew in and landed right in front of me while I was taking photos of the Grey Shrike-thrush.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (Female)

Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica

Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) (Male) 
Scarlet Honeyeater were calling all around us.

White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus
I followed the White-throated Treecreeper for quite some time before it finally showed itself long enough for this photo while it was working its way up a tree trunk, and the Willie Wagtail was happy to just perch on a stump.

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)

Will finish off the birds of Churingas B&B next time.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

How to wear Yellow and Grey.

Following on from my previous post I wish to share more birds from Churingas B&B. 

Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis
This is the first time I have been able to get a Yellow Robin to stay still long enough for a  decent photo.

Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
The Striated Pardalote seemed to be everywhere we walked. All were busy with nesting activity, digging holes in banks.

White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone albogularis
The White-throated Gerygone were building a nest in a tall gum tree. The owners of the property told me the other day that the birds stopped building when there were strong winds, only to come back and continue when the wind dropped. 

More birds of Churingas next time.