Rhipidura rufifrons

3 Rufous Fantail at Bandiana, VIC

Rhipidura rufifrons at Bandiana, VIC - 25 Mar 2022
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Rhipidura rufifrons 26 Mar 2022 Liam.m
Rhipidura rufifrons 25 Mar 2022 KylieWaldon

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Liam.m noted:
26 Mar 2022

Quite a rare visitor to the area, likely passing through

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Is it even possible? I could have sworn that this bird I saw this morning was a rufous fantail. Didn't think they ever came into our area? And of course, I had the short lens on the camera at that moment. It was in a pocket of wattle shrubbery with lots of other small birds frolicking when it just darted out - did a bit of a fan dance and went back into cover! I don't even believe it - and I saw it!

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Darcy wrote:
   25 Mar 2022
Good chance it is, they migrate through here occasionally, and there was a reliable sighting of one at the back end of Thurgoona on the 18th March
   25 Mar 2022
Thank you Darcy. I think it was one in a million that I saw it. It was the way back - didn't see it on the way past the first time.
Liam.m wrote:
   26 Mar 2022
Great sighting Kylie!
   27 Mar 2022
THank you. Looks like I've got a 2nd shot. But its no better than this one.
   27 Mar 2022
Oh ps. The other rufous coloured things in shot are bunches of wattle seeds dried off.
   28 Mar 2022
Can't believe I missed this sighting! Impressive sighting Kylie!
   29 Mar 2022
thanks Sam :)

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