Waiting for rain

 

No sign, yet, of the wet season here.  These Green-eyed Tree-frogs are patiently waiting for rain.

Green-eyed Tree-frogs

I am surprised that the female is tolerating the male. They’ve been hanging out like this on top of the cabin’s window sill for the last few days!

Our creek has almost dried up, so the bird baths are in high demand.

Here are a few of the visitors:

Scaly-breasted Lorikeets at birdbath

Scaly-breasted Lorikeets.

Many are here now that the Red Mahoganies (Eucalyptus resinifera) are flowering.

Rainbow and Little Lorikeets are part of that flock, too, and in the evenings Little Red Flying Foxes take over the canopy..

White-browed Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren

 

Fuscous Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater (“Herberton Honeyeater”)

 

Red-browed Finch
Red-browed Finch, nicely showing the red rump

 

adult and immature male Scarlet Honeyeaters
adult and immature male Scarlet Honeyeaters

 

male White-throated Treecreeper
male White-throated Treecreeper

Treecreepers always walk into the water backwards!

White-cheeked & White-throated Honeyeaters
White-cheeked & White-throated Honeyeaters

 

White-naped Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater

 

High above the bird bath, a young male Victoria’s Riflebird is trying to attract attention:

young male Victoria's Riflebird

Adult male:

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If you thought a male Victoria’s Riflebird is a black bird with a few patches of metallic blue, have a closer look at the ‘black’ parts:

Victoria's Riflebird plumage close-up

 

Just about all the smaller birds are breeding now, with many hungry mouths waiting to be fed:

Macleay's Honeyeaters
Macleay’s Honeyeaters

 

A young Tooth-billed Bowerbird came to the birdfeeder:

Tooth-billed Bowerbird

What a wonderful forest, where you can see Tooth-billed Bowerbirds (a rainforest species) together with Little Lorikeets (a species of open woodlands)!

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