It really did feel like we were repeating my birthday again – although that was one of the reasons I wanted to return! At 9.30 we went to Ironbark Basin to see what birds we could find.
I’m fascinated with the diversity in the area. I didn’t see the pardalote and treecreeper I saw on my previous visit. We definitely heard the treecreepers though. This time, I was moreso trying to listen to what the others were saying and pointed my camera accordingly. As a result, I have a lot of photos of honeyeaters!
Got some really great views of crescent honeyeaters. I’ve seen them multiple times now and think they are cute, and am getting more comfortable ID’ing them.
I also got some lovely photos of yellow faced honeyeaters. These were my favourite honeyeater of the day, I love their markings. I need to learn more about their personality. Alas, these Vic Birders trips aren’t about hanging around at the same spot for too long and I couldn’t get to know the birds better. I’ll definitely be returning here though to learn more about it!
It was lovely to get good views of a couple of eastern spinebills. I’m thinking I may take Sethy here to find them instead of the botanical gardens in Melbourne. A lot of diversity, although we may need a scope/binoculars.
Adult female golden whistler. I can now ID them, although the ID’s are never confident and I often check with a bird ID group before hand.
Highly recommend visiting here if you are a nature nerd. It’s worth spending half a day here. Will be fascinating to see how it changes over the various seasons. I may ask on Facebook. It’s become a new favourite haunt.