Random thoughts from an amateur Aussie naturalist.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
We're used to having our car's mirrors attacked by White-browed Scrubwrens and Superb Fairy-wrens but this was a first. On an excursion to the You Yangs the reflected image in a mirror on one of the cars attracted the attention of a male Scarlet Robin. At first we were careful not to disturb him but he was so intent on getting rid of the intruder we were able to stand a metre or two from him. (The You Yangs are worth a visit this year - all the trees are flowering or covered in buds - and we saw Swift Parrots, Diamond Firetails, Flame Robins, Musk Lorikeets, Black-chinned Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills, Yellow Thornbills, pardalotes etc etc etc.)