Wednesday 15 December 2021

Wild Bird Wednesday 490 - White Fronted Chat

I manged to get out birding again this week - and I am almost starting to feel a whiff of normality in the air here.  I suspect it wont last!

I traveled to the sewage works at Werribee on another bright and windy day - the weather seemed to keep the birds in the air, and by mid-morning it was very bright.  But it was good to be out.

I managed to get some pictures of White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons) which is a common bird that I have found hard to photograph.  This male perched in a bush for a short time and I was able to get of a burst of shots.  The wind - and hand holding a long lens - made it all a bit difficult, but here are the pictures anyway.

There are a number of Chat species in Australia - but this is the only one that occurs in my part of the world.

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  1. Hari Om
    smart looking wee fella!!! Make the most of it... if Omicron hits your shores it will be another kerfuffle. Scotland is already under instruction to reconsider Christmas plans... sigh... YAM xx

  2. Great photos as always. Looks like he's wearing his best dinner jacket.

  3. Your birds are wonderful, S. I'm bringing one of Waikiki's wild roosters today

  4. What a pretty bird andI love its name.

  5. He reminds me of a Bluejay with different coloring..geat pictures..Hope you are well..Have a wonderful Holiday season..

  6. It has always amazed me just how WHITE the white stays on wildlife. If only I could replicate that here at home, Stewart. Gorgeous bird!!

  7. Cool bird! There's nothing like it around here where I live.