12 comments on “Unexpected Delights of Spring Birding – The Rufous Songlark

  1. What a lovely date you and your wife had! Such a variety of birds and I loved all the videos, especially the bulbul with the moth. I have always liked that quote by Luther, so simple, yet so true. Blessings to you and yours dear friend. 🙂

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    • Thanks Jen, yes it was such a splendid day for us both visiting this new area. We were planning to go over the Blue Mountains to a popular spot but we prayed for direction and at the last few seconds I turned off the motorway and found this spot. We were so blessed and before we left we sat under shady trees eating our turkey & cranny sangers and just giving thanks for a wonderful morning. To see so many bird babies was such a treat for us both, though we did not see the Painted Honeyeater we hoped to find. Have a wonderful week my friend!

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  2. Great collection of a fine day out. The Glossies have been visitors here for awhile, but the weather hasn’t been coopertive, and I think the Rufous Songlarks must be on the move everywhere.

    We only see the Scarelet Honeyeater on rare visits, but perhaps this year will go well.
    looking forward at the moment to several nestings of Black-shouldered Kites, Black Kites and Brown Falcons, the wind is so strong today, its been hard to go outside.

    Good to see you enjoying such a wonderful selection of some of our best birds.

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    • Thanks David, the winds have been very strong and posing a challenge to the fire fighters up this way. My daughter and family had their bags packed last Friday as the fire was heading toward them, but thankfully it was averted. We were delighted on a our birding date to see such a selection and some rarely seen ones also, though overall numbers were down.How lovely to have the Glossies handy, we only see them every several years, and they look so beautiful in full sunlight. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. What a nice collection of spring birds. I kept saying to myself as I read through that a certain bird was my favorite, then later another one would win out as a favorite. So, I have several favorites. Your White-browed Woodswallow was first, the the Fairy wren popped up, followed by the Red-capped Robin. Too many great birds to choose from. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thanks Lee, It can be difficult to determine a favourite bird, as they all delight in their own special way. The three Australian birds I find most people from your part of the world like are the Fairy-wrens, the Rainbow Lorikeets and the Kookaburra. The birds you share on your blog amaze me no end, the variety and creativity of our brilliant designer Creator is truly remarkable. I would just love to see and experience your Hummingbirds and stalk a Roadrunner. Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy those avian views from your window 🙂

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  4. Your posts are always such a pleasure! One bird more extraordinary than the other. Thst red whiskered bird is fascinating, looks like she has a red tale too!
    God bless you brother, thanks for posting such uplifing beauty and encouraging words!

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