Sunday, March 28, 2010


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I took the dogs to Poppethead Park in Kitchener, to swim in the dam. It wasn’t meant to be a birding outing but a large tree near the picnic area was abuzz with honeyeaters. I only know three eucalypts by name, and this wasn’t one of them – rough barked, pale yellow flowers, very tall. Birds very high in the canopy.

Lots of scarlet, yellow-faced and white-cheeked, some new holland, both adult and juvenile eastern spinebills, little lorikeets heard at the top of the tree but hard to see, and one regent honeyeater flew in only to head off again almost immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Mick tells me it is a Grey Box (Eucalyptus mollucana).