|A female shining flycatcher (Myiagra alecto)|
I've often caught brief glimpses of shining flycatchers, but have found them difficult to get close to. They're very active birds, rarely staying still for long. This afternoon, while taking a wander around Taylor Point, I again caught a glimpse of the reddish-brown plumage of a female as it disappeared into the mangroves. A few minutes later it reappeared. As I took a photo, the bird seemingly found the beep of my auto-focus interesting. Each beep brought the bird closer until it was just a few feet away. Once its curiosity was satisfied, it went back to hunting insects.