Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Grey-headed white-breaded return for paradise chase


Many mornings, few returns from Jourama Falls lately, seeking clear view of Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia). Bird above one of two still in area, so chase goes on.


As does quest for closer looks at Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus), along same section on Waterview Creek, not far from base of falls.


But all the ambling on the road, stumbling along the creekline and bumbling through the forest has turned up a first for the falls: Grey-headed Robin (Heteromyias cinereifrons) seems  taken by dark patch beside creek, barely above sea level, when its usual habitat is higher in the ranges.


Right at home beside the robin is this Australian River Turtle (Emydura spp.), showing the cheek of one too often given an easy feed by those who can't resist chucking bread at anything that moves in or on the water.


They should know better, said Carl, one of my many morning mates, a sharp-eyed Black-throated Rainbow Skink (Carlia rostralis). Even wholegrain is bad, but these nongs are all white-breads. 



1 comment:

geoff from yea said...

Jourama Falls is certainly a beautiful place and nicely accessible. Glad you've got such great photos even tho you describe it as having 'low returns'. Your patience has been well-rewarded and we all benefit. Keep it up!