I have been watching today a female GW in eucalypts near my house in Deakin. Each time I have been out, it has turned up, foraging in the little grove of mature eucalypts in my neighbour’s nature strip.
This morning it made what HANZAB calls the short song and one seep call.
But the puzzle I have is that the bird has a very distinct off-white leading edge on the proximal remiges. HANZAB makes suggestive references to edges of tertials but does not seem to be what is apparent on this bird. Also, none of HANZAB’s
pictures, nor those in any of the main Field Guides, show the strip I refer to.
The characteristic seems to be sufficiently unusual as to identify the bird. And, as I recall seeing the same characteristic on visiting GWs in recent years, always in these same trees, I am coming to the conclusion that my annual visitor
is the same bird.