I’ve been getting glimpses of young white plumed honeyeaters for a while now at Balyang. They move so quickly, and I’ve usually been focused on something else.
I was at Princes bridge when I noticed a lot of activity on the tree opposite where I was. I didn’t try to photograph it as there were many cars going past and carrying a telephoto lens on a bridge is odd enough as it is!
I walked under the bridge and continued along the Barwon. I found a safe patch of grass to sit on and just watched the family fly around for about half an hour. I did this over two days. Both times, the lighting was crap. I still don’t choose in raw, nor do I know how to handle challenging lighting situations.
You can see the juvenile begging for food as well as with food in its mouth. There are a couple where you can see the tongue! I was also able to spot the probable nest. The nest is a poor quality photo because it was through a lot of foliage and I didn’t want to get too close.