12-04-13_IMG_7044 Found a lot of these at Hornsby today not sure what they call the babes at this age but they are kind of cute for an invasive species.
This is the only "peep" species which winters commonly in large numbers in this area. There can be a few Westerns around, but not many.
First shot shows two young ones sleeping. Other shots are of one of the parents.
small flock of 6 birds flying south
Dennis Paulson believes this is most likely a Russet-tipped and I would concur based on time of year and that it liked to perch on leaves up on trees, Let me know what you think
Red, black beetle
11-15-13_IMG_6264 Still seeing some of these when I get out, but another cold snap is here and I haven't been out in many days