But my failure to get pictures of some of the "target" birds did not stop me pointing the lens at some of the more widespread feathered inhabitants of the wider Perth region!
So, here are some of my Perth birds - wonderful, but not restricted!
The Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa) is a much more widespread bird than the robin. It was a common enough bird on a "farm" I used to often visit - but the grass in the paddocks was a perfect hiding place for this little (11-13cm) species, and most times I only saw them as the flew away, flashing there yellow rumps. This one obliged by feeding on an area of gravel and small stones. This is the first image of any value I have got of this species.
Finally we have a Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens) which is both its description and its name! This bird is a female, so it does not have the fully "splendid" plumage - in the male the full breeding plumage it is almost all blue. That would be a sight to see!
All of these pictures were taken at Wungong Gorge, which is a great place to bird watch and has that most productive of habitat types "The Car Park"!!
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