|A previously unpublished photo (of mine) of a Noisy Scrub-bird capturing its essence. I did get two better ones that I put in the blog, "New Dear Friends, New Wonderful Birds."|
|Ok, one more unpublished shot of mine of the essence of the Noisy Scrub-bird.|
In the Stirling Range we had seen what the owner of the caravan park (a long time birder and certainly in his “patch”) wanted to call as an immature Western Thornbill. They are a regular bird there and he knew I wanted it. I also am sure he was sincere. He looked at the few photos that I had managed to get and pronounced it as such. So... Lynn did the eBird list and we went on with our lives. Later, I reviewed those photos in depth and I had very serious doubts. So, I really wanted to see another one. This past Tuesday morning, thanks to excellent information from Sean Van Alphen, Lynn and I ventured into Dryandra Woodlands and in only about half an hour, found a beautiful, absolutely for certain, Western Thornbill (and I got photos). Lifer do-over. I am grateful.
|Hello, I am a Western Thornbill.|
|Currently my favorite Thornbill (until I see a Slaty-backed).|
|Do-over Lifer Selfie in The Dryandra Woodlands.The Thornbill was in the trees behind us.|
|Laughing Dove (in a serious moment). They are literally under-foot here and call a lot. It is a lovely dovey sound!|
Cheers from Western Australia!
|"Hey, what are you guys doing? You're not sharks right?"|
|"Seems a bit crowded here. I think I'm going to move along."|
|"Yeah. You guys have fun. I'm going to find a new spot."|
|"I think I'll just jog over there."|
|"How did you get here so quick?"|