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.
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Stunning photo David. I got a shot of some of the Striated Pardalotes the other day, but not as close as this one.
Thanks for the comments. We lucked out in some respects, but it was nice to be so close to such a beautiful little bird. The Striated are all over the forest at the moment, and just about every old tree has its family in residence. I love to watch them fly straight at the tree, and then somehow in a billionth of a second stop, and pop into the little tiny hole. Cool.
A stunning photo David. I got some shots of the Striated Pardalotes the other day but not as close as this.