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White-cheeked & Brown Honeyeaters

Phylidonyris niger & Lichmera indistincta


It's pretty hot here today (38 degrees Celsius). We were cleaning our pond and left a bucket of water out in the yard... this is what happened! The honeyeaters are having a great time cooling off. The fourth shot (brown honeyeaters) was taken by my husband Nathan (NathBig).

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

I don't think I've seen either. I know for sure I haven't seen the white cheeks. There's a fellow at work who, I discovered today, is an avid 'birder'. He'll know where to find them down here. I'd love to go out spotting with him. I might have a clunky little camera, but I have an awesome set of Pentax field binoculars.

ShannaB 7 years ago

Thanks Neil. Which species haven't you seen? I'm sure they'd both be around Brissie.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

I've never seen this species of honeyeater before. Awesome photos, Shanna.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago


ShannaB 7 years ago

Thank you Leanne, Maria and gatorfellows! It was so lovely. They haven't been back since then, they must have just needed it during the heatwave!

gatorfellows 7 years ago

great photos :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Wonderful sight and how nice that the birds could enjoy the bucket of water!

LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Fantastic pics Shanna! Those White-cheeked Honeyeaters are beautiful. Mother Nature must love you & NathBig, you are so kind to her babies :)

ShannaB 7 years ago

Thanks everyone! It was lovely having them come to the yard like that. I will definitely go looking for a decent bird bath. : )

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great series Shanna!

Tom15 7 years ago

Very nice Shanna! The birds are getting a needed break from the heat. Here I have the opposite problem, this morning it was -10C and the birds are using the heated birdbath to drink from.

Bhawnavij 7 years ago

+1 for a bird bath... a wide shallow one. In this one they seem to be discussing how to reach down. :)

dotun55 7 years ago

Fun spotting. I believe you don't mind all their chit-chat :-)

ShannaB 7 years ago

Lauren - I think a bird bath is a great idea!!!! And thank you Mac and kd.

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Brilliant Shanna!

MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Nice one Shanna

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Amazing! The birds must all love your pond when it is hot! Maybe if you put in a perchable bird-bath you could see even more birds!

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

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