This morning, Nikon D3000, New Holland Honeyeater.

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New Holland Honeyeater

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This Eastern Spinebill looks very young and, like the other one, was wary but not startled by my lurking nearby with the Nikon D3000, earlier today.

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This honeyeater will feed from fuchsias, too. I keep getting cuttings and popping in water – but I forget them and they die from neglect. I love fuchsias, and if it will keep these cuties about longer, I’m all for trying again. I’m too stingy to buy a plant.

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Eastern Spinebill

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter U – Needs to have the letters O and U in the word …

On the first of our camping trips, last year, I spotted this Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo.

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Another first for me, not having seen one before.

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Lucky I took the photos (Nikon D3000), for it was not about the next day.

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Sized around 17cm, this Australian cuckoo has awesome metallic colouring. It parasites the dome-shaped nests of the fairywren and thornbill, laying just one egg.

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Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo

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On my walk the other day, I spotted this young magpie ahead of me, catching himself an insect of some sort. (Nikon D3000)

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A tasty morsel

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I’m still sharing photos from our camping trip, earlier in the month.

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The Welcome Swallows gave us a lot of entertainment with their antics. Many times during the course of the day, they would speed over the river and swirl among the trees, ducking and diving to avoid each other and the trees. I gave up trying to capture the action, but did manage to catch them resting on fallen timber.

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I loved how their metallic black heads flashed blue in the sunlight. Towards the end of our stay, they took to skimming over our camp like we weren’t even there.

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At home, the migrating butterflies are starting to arrive. I’m hoping for lots of different ones, like last year. The big tree outside the kitchen door has started flowering and is attracting more bees each day.  The butterflies loved it.

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