An early morning follow-up visit to Greens Bush produced a few interesting bird shots as well as a young fox exploring his neck of the woods.
The Eastern Spinebills were fighting with the New Holland Honeyeaters over the nectar in the flowering Mistletoe hanging from the local gum trees.
Young Eastern Spinebill
Black Faced Cuckoo-Shrike with its distinctive look and call.
Brown Thornbill feeding a Shining Bronze Cuckoo chick – the adult female Cuckoo will lay a similar looking egg into a target bird’s nest. The host parents will raise the young cuckoo as their own and don’t seem to realise that it is not their own species – even when it looks and sounds very different and can be much bigger – as above. The Thornbill jumped over the young Cuckoo and fed it from the right hand side.
I have spent quite a bit time out and about this year and have seen a number of foxes. This one was quite small and seemed to be on its own having a look around.
Young Fox out and about exploring
Hears the shutter clicks and starts to trot forward to investigate
Slows down as he sees that something big is up ahead (me)
Finally sees me clearly, freezes and bolts back along the path…