Monday, June 21, 2010

Barred Finches finally drop in

Taken four mornings to catch Double-barred Finches (Taeniopygia bichenovii) up close on the fringe of coastal woodland south of Ingham.

Birds spent little time in the open after landing on rutted dirt road.

Safety is a rusty fence.

Awful picture, interesting moment: Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) taking ants on pandanus trunk. Perhaps turmoil in ants' nest and ensuing insect hyperactivity drew finches. Switch from seeds to meat lasted about five minutes.


mick said...

Double-barred Finches are so cute! They have occasionally flown through my yard but have never stopped for long. Very interesting moment in the last photo.

Tyto Tony said...

Cute and hard to sneak up on!

Sebastian said...

Just one of the many finches I've never seen outside any aviary! Beautiful snaps.

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