First day of September, first day of spring, and first sighting of this delightful bird.
He's a White-throated Treecreeper (the female has an orange spot on her cheek) and about 17cm long. I watched him for a while as he effortlessly scaled the tree trunks - he sang too - quite lovely.
These attractive birds live on a diet on mainly ants, but will eat other small invertebrates as well as nectar.
These birds can walk upside-down under branches, I read! If you're on the east coast of Australia or in the south-east you might be lucky enough to see one.