It’s been over a month since I managed to get to the keyboard. As you’re no doubt aware, I’ve moved much of my photography of birds over to Flickr as http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdsaspoetry/
But nice as it is over there, its a bit hard to have a ramble on about what has been happening with the birds and our imaging.
With the Flame Robin flocks now well back in the Woodlands Historic Park, its been a bit busy for us out there. Not only that, we’ve been conscious that paddock is going to be locked over again as the “Bandicoot” programme gets underway, so we’ve been busy working in a couple of other locations away from the park (more to follow).
Over the past few weeks, about 4 families of Flame Robins have been in and about the backpaddock and the dam area. Unlike previous years, the ground is quite dry, and so they are looking further afield for food me thinks. The Three “Brothers” have made a couple of appearances, and a rather nice family of a male, female and three juveniles have been conspicuous as well as a male, single unattached. We’ve also spotted a pair of Scarlet Robins who have come into enjoy the park over winter. Will.I.Am. O’Scalet has had a bit of a run in with them, but it seems to have been settled.
A lovely flock of Sitellas are patrolling the trees, and we’ve seen but not photographed, (to my chagrin), a pair of Golden Whistlers.
Here’s a few from the past couple of weeks.