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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Singing along

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Mildura West railway reserve

It was very glarey but I took my camera for a walk with it's new lens hood and I didn't have to be too patient before this honeyeater came out of the scrub for me!  

The railway reserve is probably quite under-rated. It has a walking path, lots of native vegetation and in some spots, guerrilla veggie patches. Every year there is a family that grows capsicums and there is a big mulberry tree but I never seem to time it right and whenever I go back when I think they will be ripe, all the mulberries are gone! Maybe it's the birds. I've seen Pink Cockatoos near here, eating almonds from backyard trees too.


  1. Replies
    1. Great photo of the Honeyeater and it sounds like a very interesting place to walk.

  2. That looks like quite an interesting bird, I'd like to know more about it.
    All the best Gordon.

  3. What a cool looking bird! Awesome capture and sighting!

  4. How sweet for him to sing for you!

  5. Great photo sounds like a nice place to take your camera for a walk.

  6. Nice looking bird - Its surprising what birds can turn up in rather "uninserting" sounding places. I used to work on a nature reserve that was an abandoned railway - lots of good stuff turned up if you were willing to look.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  7. In this posture it looks vaguely like a frogmouth.