Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Honeyeaters feel the weather

Juvenile Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) with temporary crest courtesy of strong winds that have persisted lately. Happily, though mornings are clouded more often than not, blue-sky days should soon settle upon us.   

Certainly this Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus) on tulip tree seed pod in Tyto yesterday seemed happy in late afternoon warmth.

Pair of Red-backed Fairy-wrens (Malurus melanocephalus) pause during mutual preening session. Tried without luck for more loving interaction between birds but one or other would always turn away.

Agile Wallaby mother and young show a bit more togetherness for the camera.


Mark Young said...

Lovely set of images Tony. The Yellow HE looks like it'ld be a nice bird up closer.

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Mark. Yellows common but never sit still. I've very few decent pix up close.

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