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eastern spinebill

  1. Freshly coiffed

    Freshly coiffed

    This is how an Eastern Spinebill looks once they're completed their wash and brush up. Rather smart birds aren't they.
  2. Fresh from a bath

    Fresh from a bath

    Off we went back to the forest waterhole. As soon as Hans had filled up with water the birds came in; including this Eastern Spinebill. He doesn't look best pleased at being caught in disarray, does he!!! This is the nominate subspecies. Saturday Fun
  3. A beauty in the trees

    A beauty in the trees

    Moving along from the Whipbird, an Eastern Spinebill was up above our heads. A beautiful bird, not my first sighting, but my first picture as I'd seen one at Hans' waterhole. He was so quick and I was too slow LOL - this guy was more co-operative.
  4. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Another winter migrant to my local area.
  5. Take off

    Take off

    I think it's fun trying to get little birds in flight, though I didn't really know this was going to happen. An Eastern Spinebill was having a bath in the waterhole, so I started clicking when he suddenly flew up, with a load of water droplets streaming off him! I was quite pleased with the...
  6. Spiney

    Spiney

    Soon we were off back to the forest waterhole and very soon after Hans had filled it with water the birds started to arrive. First up was a rather pretty Eastern Spinebill
  7. Nectar lover

    Nectar lover

    A few yards along from the whipbird but rather higher up, was this beautiful male Eastern Spinebill. I'd briefly seen one about 10 days before at Hans forest waterhole, but didn't get a picture. Made up for it with this one, didn't I. What a beauty he is.... and I think his scientific name...
  8. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

  9. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

  10. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    This is my last post for a few days. We pick Delia up from the airport this afternoon and then go off to a Folk Festival and then the Flinders Ranges.
  11. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

  12. Eastern spinebill

    Eastern spinebill

  13. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Uncropped. This bird landed on a wire in front of me and I had no time to step back or remove the extender.
  14. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Feeding on a Calistemon ( Bottlebrush ) flower
  15. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Uncropped to show some of it's surroundings .
  16. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

  17. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Awhile ago I accidentally met Ken (mzungu). Ever since we were hoping to join our efforts in one of the favourite things we do (birdwatching, as you have correctly guessed). And today was that day. I would like to thank Ken for the new park he shown me, for the unpublished knowledge he shared...
  18. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    One of our smallest Honeyeaters;this a male,not easy to capture as they flit about a great speed,near our waterhole.
  19. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Feeding on nectar from a Banksia flower .
  20. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

  21. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Lunchtime at the first Ashes match here at the Gabba so thought I would post this before Cricket starts again .
  22. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    Another photo from the bird bath on a friend's property down south, hence the slightly ragged appearance.
  23. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

    This photograph was taken by my friend John, using my canon 7D and the 400 lens.
  24. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

  25. Eastern Spinebill

    Eastern Spinebill

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