Just on a week since we both have been in the park. The rain has made the ground lovely and soft, and there is a real feeling of freshness about the bush. The rain is really welcome.
We met Andrew, a blog follower and photographer out and about looking for redcaps. As it turned out we didn’t initially have much success, so Dorothy and I moved into the Back Paddock area.
We we soon greeted by the Scarlet Robin, not so vocal or active today, spent most of the morning close to the red-cap consort and feeding down low. Which should have made photography a bit easier, but the weather was closing in and there was not much sunlight. When the sun was good there were no birds, and when the birds were about it was overcast. Still we had plenty to see as both he and his companion twittered, tic’ed and flew about. I have never heard her give the d’reet, d’reet identity call, but he does respond to her tic’s.
She lovely creature has finally abandoned her juvenile dress and taken on a very light orange, apricot wash of feathers and a neat little copper cap. She wouldn’t fly with him, but he would fly when she did. It was a bit amusing to watch. He is full of energy and covers great distances, she leisurely moves from tree to tree.
Also found a Tawny Frogmouth in the usual place near the car park. Here is a link to its page. Or from the menu at the top of the blog.