First day away from nest for juvenile Mangrove Robin (Peneonanthe pulverulenta) near coast southeast of Ingham today.
Bird hadn't got out of nest late yesterday morning.
It was getting to be a tight fit though.
Both parents and one of their previous brood (only just losing last trace of immature plumage) kept the food coming.
It fell to female to carry away the faecal sac.
Want more from outside the nest? Happy to oblige, below:
Why only one juvenile? One unhatched egg left in nest. Never fertilised, I guess.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Eye-catching flashes of colour today in Townsville Town Common Conservation Park came from Olive-backed Sunbird darting to and fro across ...
Oooh, look! What's that shiny black and white bird? It's so smooth and black on back and head. Could it be a rarely seen Satin Fly...
Dusky Moorhen pauses while attending to morning toilette in Townsville Palmetum. Not my target bird, but couldn't find Rufous Owl repo...
Remember this? And this? Or this? Now the scene is this. Queensland Parks and Wildlife burned east of road in Town Common Co...