Whoa, we really love our Honeyeaters on here don't we Nearly 80 posts and a good couple of hundred views Great work
Going to slow things down this week with a look at all of our local areas and backyards. Tell us about the habitat, birds and other wildlife that you have on your doorstep
I'm off on holidays to Echuca/Moama for a few days so I look forward to hearing all about your local areas when I get back
My local patch is the Werribee River. Its flanked by fairly large gum trees, many with sizeable hollows so there are all sorts of critters including possums, introduced bees and sometimes Owls. There are also quite a few Platypuses though you never see them. Its not the cleanest waterway but its just had a good flush out with the recent rains. At the moment there are Red rumped Parrots as well as Rainbow Lorikeets nesting and in a month or two the Sacred Kingfishers will arrive to take up residence. All morning there has been a Fan tailed Cuckoo calling from down there so I decided I'd have to post an image of one that I took down there a while ago.
Fan tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L 1/800 5.6 iso 500 -2/3 exp. comp, fill flash -1 1/3 flash comp, Handheld