Overheated Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

I usually consider myself lucky to get a photo of these little birds. They’re so quick and flit from flower to flower with their tails up at a perky angle. I love to watch them hovering like Hummingbirds but have never managed to catch the moment.

This afternoon I spotted this poor little Spinebill sitting on a bird bath looking very unhappy. It allowed me to get within a couple of metres so I was able to spray it gently. It’s been very hot all day, it’s now almost 5:30 in the evening and still 45 deg. C.

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