A Western Gerygone: far from home

My local birder network sent through a message that said a rare bird had popped up in our neighbourhood – a Western Gerygone. It had been sighted down Elster Creek near the mouth. So after leaving work earlier than usual on Friday and having a few extra hours of light I headed down the creek to look for the little bird. It is usually found north the Great Dividing Range so we are not too sure why it has ended up along the Southern coast.

Along the way I found a Great Egret grooming between snacks.

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Eventually I found the Gerygone where it had been reported, flying over the creek from side to side with two little Brown Thornbills.

Western Gerygone

Western Gerygone

Western Gerygone

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Western Gerygone

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Western Gerygone

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