Eastern Spinebill strange(?) behaviour

Subject: Eastern Spinebill strange(?) behaviour
From: "Paul T." <>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 09:12:38 +1100
At 08:41 AM 12/10/2008, you wrote:
Dear Paul and All,
I agree with Philip and Peter that the bird seems to be engaging in "sunning".
I saw an immature Eastern Spinebill doing the same thing in what looks like much the same spot at ANBG a couple of years ago (see below photo). I haven't noticed the behaviour since but maybe the bird I saw learned a new trick and now its all grown up but still doing the same thing!!!!!


Mine was observed at the bottom of the Sydney Basin, not far up from the Eastern Boundary Road.  It was "under" a Pultenaea from memory, i.e it overhangs the path there.

Thanks to all for their responses both private and public.  Nice to know that it isn't something that everyone sees regularly and I had been missing. <grin>


Paul T.
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