There were not too many birds in the in the backyard today or at least not while I was looking. There were several Superb Fairywrens, one of which is is in the process of changing into it's blue breeding plumage (See photo). As always, the New Holland Honeyeaters were present. A few Brown Thornbills were flitting about among the foliage of a young Stringybark but all refused to sit still and smile for the camera. At the last moment a White-bellied Sea Eagle flew over. I just managed to snap a shot before it disappeared behind the trees. They are a fairly common sight from the backyard and occasionally they fly over carrying their catch of the day and I hope one day to capture that on film. (Well on CCD actually but that doesn't have the same ring to it)
Oh .....and I got two armchair ticks today as Birdstack (See sidebar) updated to the IOC's World Bird Names version 1.6. with Pale-headed Rosella being split from Eastern Rosella and Barn Owl being split to Eastern & Western Barn Owl. (e.g British & Australian).