Finally, I found a cooperative male who left the reed beds and took up position in this tree to sing.
They are striking-looking little birds with their black bandit masks.
This male is singing his "witchety" song.
And now he's cranking up the volume.
Gotta hit that high note!
Not sure why this bird was willing to hang out and let me get so many nice shots of him, but as long as he was willing to cooperate, I was willing to go with it!
After singing, he got hungry and started hunting for bugs on this branch.