Golden Whistlers in the garden
We are having some lovely autumn weather at present. What a contrast to the severe heat waves of the summer just past. It would be perfect if it rained one day; in fact – we need many days of good soaking rain in our area.
A few days ago I was relaxing in the garden reading a book. My daughter was sitting nearby also enjoying a book. A sudden burst of song a few metres away sent me scurrying for my camera. “Whistler!” I called as I disappeared inside.
Emerging with the camera I was pleased to get several reasonable photos of both a male and a female. There was another uncoloured juvenile male hanging around too.
It had been quite a few months since the last visit by this species to our garden.
It was an added delight on a thoroughly delightful day.
lovely shots. I’m often surprised at how hard Golden Whistlers can be to find, even when they’re singing clearly.
You are so right John. Sometimes they seem to be only metres away – yet be virtually invisible. At best they a grey shape somewhere up there in the canopy.
We are fortunate here in that on a few occasions when I have had easy access to the camera I’ve been able to get quite close to them – especially when they are feeding in our low mallee trees. Some of the trees are no more than 3-4 metres high and with sparse foliage. That helps the photography.
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