The open woodland, farmland boundaries and roadside undergrowth of the Strathbogie Ranges suit the Brown Thornbill’s constant hunt for insects very well. Scouring the undergrowth near Kibbles Rd, this Brown Thornbill was looking quite frustrated at not being able to secure a catch. The constant twitching and flitting at this location indicated it was concentrating the hunt on something nearby, but I couldn’t see what it was. Maybe it had let one loose and that was the reason for all the scolding that was going on. Or was that directed at me? Images and text by Sean Mathews, Strathbogie.