South Gisborne Vic.
One bird I have not seen before is the brown headed
honeyeater. I take it they are not uncommon; it must have been a blind spot for
me. Yesterday I saw them for the first time in a
big bundy and on nearby yellow box on my block. They were active, tended to be
in lower branches, often hanging upside down in the search of insects on the
leaves. The call was different, and attracted my attention.
This takes the number of (native) bird species seen
on our 10a block to 83. The trees we have planted are really starting to drag
Otherwise, we have large numbers of eastern and
crimson rosellas, and big drifts of red rumped finches. Our resident thornbills
are Yellow rumped, Yellow, and Brown. A group of Varied Sitellas moved through
last weekend. Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos are still present in good numbers,
but will soon move to wherever they spend winter. We have large flocks of
sulphur crested and long billed corellas, sometimes mixed. The list goes