Six of us met at the Mountain Bike Track at Blores Hill near Heyfield and drove around to Ostberg's Road on the north side of the reserve. We parked up at the eastern interface of the reserve with the farmland and walked the track along the edge. It was calm for starters then got pretty windy then calmed down again. The features of the day were many tens of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, lots of Eastern Spinebills acting like both fairy wrens and hummingbirds, Yellow and Brown Thornbills, a Wedge-tailed Eagle and two White-bellied Sea-eagles but the star was the late arrival of a single Crested Shrike-tit. We had lunch at the dam wall then dispersed homewards after a nice, relaxed day of birding.
Image by Ross Stothers and Jack Winterbottom
Crested Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris