Yellow thornbill (I think)

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Yellow thornbill (I think)

We have four Grevillea robusta growing in the back yard and this little fellow was with a few others flitting back and forth from Grevillea robusta to the wattles and back.

I am hoping I have the ID right.

Sorry about the picture quality.


Yes I think its a yellow thornbill too. Lovely little birds. 

You are getting a lot of variety at your property.

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Oh It is lovely and while I know there are over 100 species that visit our yard, I have not seen that many with my own eyes, and I haven't got that many in photos.

I am aiming at photographing all of the species that come here. Will be a nice record to have.

Along the way I am learning a bit about each species and understanding a bit more about what habitat is needed to keep them here.

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Not all the birds you see in your yard will stay, Wollemi, not matter how good the quality of the habitat. Some, like the White-winged Triller, are migrants. Even migrants aren't necessarily regular. The irregular White-winged Trillers haven't turned up at my place on the s.e. slopes of the Mt Lofty Ranges this year. Not yet, anyway. No sign of the Cockatiels either but that's not unusual as they're very spasmodic migrants here. Other migrant species are quite regular now such as Dusky Woodswallows & Rainbow Bee-eaters. I think these intermittent appearances are what contribute to my addiction to bird watching. 

I like your idea of a pictorial record of the birds you see at your place. Knowing when you first saw them is useful, too, especially if you match the dates against photos of the habitat. 

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Over 100 species would visit our yard in a year, and you are right it is not the same 100 species each year.

There are over 200 species reported to visit in our area

I have sighted over 50 species and have photographed 28 of them.

my daughter owns the property and as she has a vision impairment it is hard for her to see the birds, she can hear them, but to see many of them is nigh on impossible, so by photographing them I can make them big enough and near enough for her to see the birds that come to her yard and we have a large brick feature wall that I am going to use to frame and hang the photos when I have enough good pictures.

I like the idea of dating the bird photographs and matching with a habitat pic because our habitat here is changing as I plant more native species.

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