Friday, October 30, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Give up? Don't care? Haven't a clue?
Taking a three-year back limit - because ebird listing really took off about then - you'll get 216 species for Tyto. For the top Australian hotspots: Townsville Town Common, 271 listed, 242 in past 3yrs; Werribee Treatment Ponds 263, 227; Cairns Foreshore 259, 194.
All pictures from recent Tyto outings: Pelican, Shining Bronze Cuckoo, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Yellow Oriole, Little Friarbird
Thursday, October 15, 2015
... and Anna V, my Beatrice, Italy and Port Douglas,
has gone too, probably to somewhere in South America
At Paluma Falls on a divine day
Along the way a comely vision came
Name of Anna V but Beatrice,
The dream darling of Dante, she became.
Guide in Aligheri's allegory,
Beauty and sweet reason shine in her name.
If only my weak art led to such glory
As matched the desire to praise
To the skies - with God as my jury
Without lust or lies - the warmest gaze,
Open mind and eyes, the touching play
Of trusting hand and gentle winning ways.
Her name is Anna V but Beatrice
Is she to me, her wannabe Dante.
Terza rima Tony
Monday, October 12, 2015
here for much detail.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Sticks. Some birds need stacks of them. Whistling Kite returns towards nest after seeing off cheeky young Brahminy Kite that ventured too ...
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...