Birds at sunset

A very tall gum tree near us has been wide open to to the setting sun, and to our view, since a neighbour trimmed a huge mango tree beside it last year. Late every afternoon it becomes an aviary as local birds flock to it to spend the night, and yesterday I happened to be nearby with my camera at the right time.

Bowerbird
Bowerbird

I blame the Magpie Geese for the bare branch but our bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) probably thanks them: it makes a great vantage point.

Little Friarbird, grooming
Little Friarbird, preening

There were also several more Little Friarbirds (Philemon citreogularis), a couple of Hornbill Friarbirds (Philemon yorki), a Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) or two, and at least one Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus).

 

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