After more than three and a half months at Mornington Station, I’ve seen almost all the birds here. It’s been several weeks since I came across a new one (serious withdrawal) so, today, when a pair of Pacific Bazas flew into my fairy-wren territory, it was time to celebrate! A lifer!
A Baza is a small hawk with a crest. These ones were hunting in the outer foliage of paperbark trees, flapping ridiculously as they tried to grab prey with their feet. Definitely the highlight of my morning afield.