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|Footbridge over dry creek at Fairy Dell.|
|Male Rose Robin photographed against strong back light in a tree above me as it came in for a drink.|
|The male Rose Robin on a rock in the creek bed near the small pool of water.|
|This is a Golden Whistler - I suspect it is a juvenile male starting to moult into adult plumage.|
|The ever-photogenic Eastern Yellow Robin.|
|Silvereye Zostterops lateralis sub-species westernensis which is a summer migrant from the north – note the off-white flank compared with the rich brown flanks of lateralis lateralis the Tasmanian sub-species we tend to see more often over winter.|
|The beautiful Rufous Fantail – elusive and skittish as usual – they are nesting at Fairy Dell.|
|We are at risk of under appreciating the incredible colourful beauty of the Crimson Rosella as it is so common in our East Gippsland forests.|
|One of the Rosellas drinking at the pool kept looking up from behind the rock which obscured my view of the water, to make sure I was not a threat.|
|The Grey Shrike-thrush, plain and sombre in comparison with the Crimson Rosella but it has a quiet and trusting beauty none the less.|
A pair of Australian King Parrots were wary and perched on the footbridge handrail above the water for several minutes before they finally came down to drink.
|The male Australian King Parrot.|
|Female Australian King Parrot.|
|The ubiquitous Grey Fantail.|