And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Holland Honeyeater

Seeing that due to a computer hard-drive crash that has wiped out all of my video editng programs, I may not be able to place videos on the web for a while, I thought I would put on a few I made some months ago.

These noisy New Holland Honeyeaters (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) spend the year in our garden feeding on all our nectar-producing plant, such as the red Grevilleas in the video. They tend to breed at almost any time of the year and this spring I found a nice little cup-shaped nest in one of our large pot plants.

One of young New Holland Honeyeaters, probably only about a week or two out of the nest. These honeyeaters are usually in little groups and keep a watch out for the goshawks and falcons that often cruise over the garden.

They are an aggressive honeyeater and often drive away other birds, especially smaller honeyeaters from the nectar plants in the garden.


Wilma said...

Great video. Glad you had it edited and ready to go. Good luck with rebuilding your hard drive.

madibirder said...

Excellent video. I know it will take some time to get everything back to what it was.

S.C.E. said...

Wonderful video, hope you can recover stuff off your frazzled hard drive.............

yen said...

nicely done.