On this particular morning, Friday the 2nd, I decided to head out to the local patch at Cocoparra NP. I had had the idea of using the car (trusty Subaru) as a hide, as this had worked reasonably successfully with the Brown Treecreeper a day or two earlier.
I spotted a dead tree on the side of an open paddock, to which heaps of White-winged Trillers, White-browed Woodswallows, Southern Whitefaces, Rufous Songlarks and even Crimson Chats were flocking. Naturally, I decided this was a good place, so I parked the car alongside the tree and went for a walk, so the birds could get used to the car.
After an hour of stoogeing around and not really achieving anything, I hopped back into the car (the previously plentiful birds were nowhere to be seen) and waited. And waited.
Eventually after about an hour or two, the trillers and woodswallows started to forage in the area again, and after aaaaaages they decided it was OK to pop into the tree again. So I got my best photos of White-browed Woodswallows (one Masked popped in to say hello), as well as White-winged Trillers and Rufous Songlarks. Pity the Crimson Chats didn't stay around...
This White-browed Woodswallow is a female, told by her slightly 'washed' plumage colours in comparison to the male, as well as a far less obvious 'white brow'.