About 2 yrs ago we had a similar visit from some
pardalotes - we have a bay window in the kitchen where my wife had placed two
small (about pardalote size) glass penguin figurines. These figures are
clear glass exterior, and the inners black with white spots. Probably
deceived into thinking they were "birds of a feather" the pardalotes tried to
make contact several times over the next couple of days, hovering, landing on
the small sill, making contact with the window, then retreating to the tree fern
fronds about 30 cms. away - all to no avail.
Today while working in Farrer, I had the company of
two adult and two dependent Eastern Spinebills. There were in a tangled
thicket of obnoxious exotics including firethorn and cotoneaster. The
young ones came within about 1.5 metres of me and the were not phased by my
presence, but the adults were a little more cautious.
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