24/08/2018 Tolderol Game Reserve South Australia
Had a great morning visiting the Tolderol Game Reserve, was wanting to capture the beautiful little Golden-Headed Cisticola and was not disappointed, this beautiful little bird was putting on a great show singing his little heart out in the morning sun.
The diminutive Golden-headed Cisticola usually inhabits areas of long, dense grass, where they often remain hidden, but their presence may be betrayed by their buzzing and whistling calls. Once this call is heard, it is often not too difficult to see the bird perched atop a stalk of grass.
Tolderol Game Reserve is on the edge of Lake Alexandrina between Milang and Wellington at the end of Tolderol Road which runs off Dog Lake Road and approx 1.5 hours from Adelaide
Was a great morning seen quiet a few birds and heard many more, looking forward to coming back in a few weeks and hopefully they will be in the breeding season these tiny birds can sometimes be seen performing display flights, high above the grassland, consisting of a jerking, bouncy flight accompanied by a wheezing song, before diving back down into the long grass.