A day at Eynesbury

Took  a bit of a look at the date on the last missive here and its been a while.  A long while.   Could regale you with stories about this and that getting in the way, but reality is I’ve just been putting it off, and lots of good activities have become lost in the mists of time, (well at least 6 weeks anyway).

One reason has been the weather.  It has been drifting from unkind to downright ugly as any of my Flickr shots will show.

Sat by the tv last night watching the weather icons, (no not the presenter@!!!!), and thought, if that wind stays and the cloud moves across bet that the morrow will be a lovely clear morning till about midday. What do you reckon, a trip to Enynesbury?  I asked. EE responded, not until I see what the weather is like in the morning. Fair enough.

In the meantime I packed all the gear and waited till the blue sky showed through the window.  We were going!

One of the reasons to journey out there is the Diamond Firetail and the impossible “Speckled Warbler”.

As it turns out, we saw both, and photographed badly the Warbler, but it was enough to enthuse us for another run.

Rather than ramble on about walking in a grey box forest, and seeing Little Eagles with a rabbit, and all the other things that I never got the camera on, here are a few we did see.

When I first spotted this I was all excited I thought it might be a Rufous Fantail, but no, its a juvenile  Grey.
When I first spotted this I was all excited I thought it might be a Rufous Fantail, but no, its a juvenile Grey.
Not only does he make the most magnificent tune, he looks a treat preening. Rufous Whistler, male.
Not only does he make the most magnificent tune, he looks a treat preening. Rufous Whistler, male.
Yes we did see the elusive Speckled Warbler, actually saw a pair. But....
Yes we did see the elusive Speckled Warbler, actually saw a pair. But….

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I may be tiny, but one day I'll grow up to be a real Wagtail.
I may be tiny, but one day I’ll grow up to be a real Wagtail.
The most delightful of birds, a Jacky Winter who hunted around our sit spot.
The most delightful of birds, a Jacky Winter who hunted around our sit spot.
Eynesbury may well be the world's hub for Brown Treecreepers
Eynesbury may well be the world’s hub for Brown Treecreepers
Showing off those long Treecreeping claws
Showing off those long Treecreeping claws
Always a treat in the early morning sunshine. The red eye is the mark of a female.
Always a treat in the early morning sunshine. The red eye is the mark of a female.
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This Buff-rumped Thornbill crept through the undergrowth just to see what I was about.

 

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