Some Grey Box is flowering heavily at present, drawing a number of honeyeaters to feed. We spent our time birding along Wattle Road, and after a quiet start saw a good number of small birds. Many were attracted to puddles in the road.
We had great views of 2 pairs of Scarlet Robins. The males were chasing each other, perhaps in a territorial dispute. Thanks Jim Burnell for the lovely photo of one of the Scarlet Robins.
There were a lot of Grey Fantails, with pardalotes and thornbills often heard but difficult to see. Fuscous and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters were feeding in the Grey Box blossom and a flock of Red Wattlebirds flew overhead.
Please note there will be no outing in May, as I will be away on a birding trip to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Instead there will be an outing on Thursday 8th June. Details to be advised.