Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Honeyeater Heaven

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.

25 comments:

mick said...

An amazing number of honeyeaters to see all in one place. The photos of the Scarlet H. are really great.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, how nice to be able to sit and have the birds come to you! The birds and your photos are wonderful. The Scarlet Honeyeater is gorgeous. Awesome photos, thanks for sharing your WBW!

TexWisGirl said...

an awesome color range!

Brian King said...

Wow, what gorgeous birds!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I am being introduced to many species of Honeyeaters today and enjoying all of them very much~

Andrew said...

Beautiful birds to see... your images are fantastic.

Pat said...

What a great place for bird photography. Your photos of these beautiful birds are wonderful.

Linda said...

That scarlet honeyeater is gorgeous! (as others have said)...love the shots!

Gary said...

Fantastic series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Nette Cecilia said...

I like the red on ,beautiful ,Nette

Adam Jones said...

I love the honeyeater. Great stuff.

NatureFootstep said...

they look so different from each other. Love the little female and teh red ones.

Stewart M said...

Well I have to say I have already looked up the web site of the B and B!

Great set of pictures. The scarlet Honeyeater are splendid.

Thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Australia

einfachtilda said...

So wunderschöne und faszinierende Vögel, die sieht man bei uns fast gar nicht.

LG Mathilda

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Those honeyeaters are just fabulous -- I can only imagine having them in my backyard....amazing colors. And I love blogging and the chance to learn about birds I'd never otherwise have even heard of. thanks for showing and sharing them!

Carole M. said...

...well what a spot to go stay a few days!! I'm wishing for the scarlet honeyeater in my gardens!

Linda Kittmer said...

Wow. Beautiful birds and flowers. I especially love that first shot.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, very cute.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures of some beautiful birds.
Hanne Bente

Anni said...

that scarlet honeyeater is absolutely gorgeous. and, I really like the photo that is three down...in the shadows of the leaves and branches.

Well done.

Phil said...

What a lovely family of birds to have in residence. Wish we had some in the UK but no chance of course. Great shots Neil

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of these birds, which I never seen in real life!
Thanks for your comment!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful shots of the scarlet honeyeater!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great photos of the honeyeaters. Re your question about why they show up when the photographer is eating and drinking : so that happens there too. :))

Liz said...

What a lovely set of images! The Scarlet Honeyeater is absolutely stunning!! I think I need a trip up your way and a meet up with you and/or "Mick" to show me around!!