Defending the Roost

With Spring in full swing, everywhere I go at the moment I am seeing signs of the change of season and birds well into a new breeding season. I watched for a while as Australian White Ibis started to claim spots on the roosting platforms at the Coolart Wetlands. Ibis would claim a spot and then defend it against new fly-ins with much show and bravado, leaping at each other and snapping away with their long bills. While I was watching at the bird hide a curious Yellow-Faced Honeyeater popped onto a stump in front of my viewing spot to investigate the strange object poking out of the hide and making all the clicking noise.

White Ibis, Coolart Wetlands

White Ibis, Coolart Wetlands


White Ibis, Coolart Wetlands

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White Ibis, Coolart Wetlands

White Ibis defending his patch against interlopers 


Yellow Faced Honeyeater Coolart Wetlands

Curious Yellow Faced Honeyeater, Coolart Wetlands


Flowering Green She-Oak, Coolart Wetlands

Flowering Green She-Oak, Coolart Wetlands

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