finally gotcha …

This very small honeyeater has eluded me since starting Cape Chatter, but yesterday I managed to get a few decent photos of it feeding in my home garden. It is the stunning Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorynchus tenuirostris). The spinebill is a winter visitor from the high country to the established gardens of Cape Paterson and has been observed along the boundary of established Cape and The Cape estate. I was particularly pleased not only to see and photograph it but also because of the fact it travelled some distance to our garden to feed on the nectar from a couple of flowering Grevillea Mount Tambaritha we planted just a few months back. This is another great sign that the garden habitats at The Cape are going to provide great food and shelter for small birds and animals as they develop.

4 thoughts on “finally gotcha …”

  1. Congratulations David on capturing prize winning shots of the Eastern Spinebill! What beautiful poses it made for you.

    And the other shots of the Grey Shrike thrush and Crescent Honeyeater are just as stunning.

    Good on you and we’ll done for another very informative CC.

    Cheers

    Joe

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