Chestnut-rumped Heathwrens are a Myth!!!! :-) At least in Ku-rin-gai and
Having got that off my chest, I had a lovely birding day in Royal National Park
(as one does) on 5/1.
At Wattamolla: Tawny-crowned H-E, Rock Warbler, Variegated Wren, Nankeen
Kestrel, Eastern Whip-bird, and...... possibly, the Myth darting away?!
Mount Bass fire trail (in between walks listening to the final throes of the
Red - and Little Wattlebirds, more Variegated Wrens, Southern Emu-wren,
Audley/Wattle Forrest: Eastern Spinebill, group of Varied Sittella, a calling
Superb Lyrebird with his magnificent tail, and a male Satin Bowerbird near his
bower, which was decorated with the usual blues AND many, yellow crest feathers
from Sulphur-crested Cockatoos!!? (Likes his colours Swedish).
Lady Carrington Drive: Wonga Pigeon, the 2 Whistlers, Superb Blue Wren, Varied
Sittella, White-throated Treecreeper, Sacred Kingfisher, AND, a loudly calling,
juvenile Olive-backed Oriole, which was finally fed by a parent bird with a
wildly struggling Cicada!! - while they, at the same time, were being harassed
by a very persistent Leaden Flycatcher pair (I'm tempted to say Satin... very
dark male)!!!?? Are Orioles nest-raiders?????
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