Yellow-rumped Thornbills at Easter lunch.

I spent Easter Sunday at my parents place in Moorooduc, an hour south of Melbourne. Between chainsawing fallen tree branches after the last wind storm and Easter lunch, I heard soft trill calls and noticed a feeding flock of small birds moving through a group of trees. I grabbed my camera gear from the car and stalked the little birds with the bright yellow rumps. I try and wander around the various sections of the farm looking for new species. The small farm is starting to build quite a bird list. I added two new species  – the Yellow-rumped Thornbills below and later a pair of Cape Barren Geese landed in a nearby paddock.

Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Willowind, Moorooduc, Vic

Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Willowind, Moorooduc, Vic

Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Willowind, Moorooduc, Vic

II

Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Willowind, Moorooduc, Vic

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Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Willowind, Moorooduc, Vic

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6 responses to “Yellow-rumped Thornbills at Easter lunch.

  1. Good shots Malt, they show the detail and character of the bird well.
    Thorn bills can be a challenge to photograph

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  2. Thanks Ashley, I was pretty happy to find the 3rd species of Thornbill on the farm. These ones do take a bit of effort to photograph…many wasted shots to get a few nice ones.

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  3. Cape Barren Geese is a pretty nice sighting for the Peninsula, isn’t it? From the freeway I have seen a pair a few times in a paddock on my way down there but that was a while ago now.

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  4. What a beautiful, little bird!

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