Great shot as usual. You are correct at your identification. Congrats on the find! :)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:26:53 +1000
Subject: [canberrabirds] possible Scarlet Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird at ANBG
The main point of this post is to inform other
members about the probability of a female/immature Scarlet Honeyeater at the
Botanic Gardens. I saw it this afternoon in section 25 and 7, and possibly s.
Attached is a photo, ID confirmation would be
appreciated. It was noticeably smaller than other honeyeaters/spinebill, dumpy
tailed, I cannot see what else it could be.
I spent 8 hours at the gardens today, with great
photo opportunities, and good birdwatching as well. In addition to the probably
Scarlet Honeyeater late in the day, there was also a male Crescent Honeyeater,
plus Yellow-faced, White-naped, Eastern Spinebills, lots of Red Wattlebirds and
lots of wattlebird nests, Noisy Friarbirds etc.
Also around was a Little Eagle.
At the Tom Green seat, there was a great view of
all the bathing action, with large numbers of Crimson Rosellas supplemented by
bathing Eastern Rosellas, Red Wattlebirds, Noisy Friarbirds, Eastern Spinebills,
New Holland Honeyeaters, Australian Magpies, Pied Currawongs. Late in the
morning a LITTLE WATTLEBIRD also dropped by, but was gone just as the camera was
focussing on him.
Switching to butterflies, Imperial Jezebels were
starting to come out, and I saw one Australian Painted Lady.
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