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Friday, 17 May 2013

Simpsons Gap birds - Hooded Robin, Western Bowerbird, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

A quick trip to Simpsons Gap produced another wonderful close-up experience, this time with a Hooded Robin just near the grid at the start of the Simpsons Gap reserve.

I stopped on my way out, seeing the bird sitting on top of a roadside tree and he hadn't moved by the time I let the 4 cars behind me go past and got out of th car. He flew onto a pole nearby and as I approached he flew off, but I soon realised it wasn't my presence that caused the move, merely some tucker on the other side of the road. He then flew back to the same tree and the nearby pole, seemingly oblivious to the person standing nearby with a camera:

Hooded Robin

Prior to the Hooded Robin experience, I was in the car park nearest the Gap and had these close-ups with the Western Bowerbird and the Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Western Bowerbird

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater


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    1. Thank you Isidro. My Spanish is improving. Gracious! ( I think!)