Mr An Onymous and I were taking a bit of a tour through the Snow Gums at Woodlands on friday morning and a gentle but persistent ‘peep, peep, peep’ greeted us from among the lower tree leaves. A bit of a look about and we discovered a Spotted Pardalote had spotted us.
We came to the conclusion because of its persistence that there is probably a nest nearby. But it let us get quite close with the long lenses, the big cameras, the heavy duty tripods, and just peeped at us. Kind.
I think it is the brown rumped variety, An’s picture shows a definite dark brown colour, but I didn’t get any with its bum on display.
Such a tiny little bird. It couldn’t be any bigger than my thumb. Book claims as little as 8gm. Such an elegant tiny creature. Such a pleasure to photograph.
Hope we can find it again under similar circumstances.