Lively Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops) stopped darting about in flowering Euodias long enough on Friday to be identified and join the Tyto species list. Common enough species, but never ticked here before.
But nothing came of weekend efforts to get more sightings or better pictures. Still, two species new to the list in three days (three in two months: Superb Fruit-Dove, Common Tern) may owe more to La Nina than to coincidence. A few more newcomers to the all-time list would compensate for the wet-weather reductions in overall species and bird numbers.
Pacific Baza bulletin: All four thriving: juveniles sticking more or less together, though smaller bird originally rescued from ants a week ago (presumed male, above, two days ago) still more venturesome.
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