So much to do, so little time to blog

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.

Primrose seems to have come back into the park, and is currently working with a juvenile bird.  Her mate, Lockey, I am beginning to fear has passed on.
Primrose seems to have come back into the park, and is currently working with a juvenile bird. Her mate, Lockey, I am beginning to fear has passed on.

 

Plenty of activity in small number of Flame Robins across the area, mostly males  and a few juveniles so far.
Plenty of activity in small number of Flame Robins across the area, mostly males and a few juveniles so far.

 

Mr Coppertop, one of the brothers makes his appearance.
Mr Coppertop, one of the brothers makes his appearance.

 

One early morning this lass invited us into the park.  She is one of only a few females we've located so far.
One early morning this lass invited us into the park. She is one of only a few females we’ve located so far.

 

Another of the males that has turned up to brighten up the forest for winter
Another of the males that has turned up to brighten up the forest for winter

 

A large number of Whistling Kites are working in the area. I counted 12 birds up near the radar tower area.  Something must be drawing them in.
A large number of Whistling Kites are working in the area. I counted 12 birds up near the radar tower area. Something must be drawing them in.

 

 

 

 

 

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