Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
This morning, Sacred Kingfishers stood out for first hour, hawking for insects above water weeds.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Mungalla Station creek banks getting toothier these mornings as temps drop and resident salties warm to mostly cloudless days.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
No action on maps and signage, but most tracks freshly mown. And the days look set to stay glorious. Another week in paradise!
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
So, almost 100 species seen in last week of May. 67 yesterday during slow walk over the main tracks. Time to make an effort before the southern birders get up here in force. Set them a challenging sort of target. Roughly 245 species on current list. Roughly, because several sightings must be more than 15 years old. And several of the latest claims are decidedly dodgy. And shire's division of 245 into total Australian birds of roughly (that word again) 900 and therefrom claiming Tyto as 'home' to 27.% of Oz birds is even dodgier. But there should be a relatively easy 100 species seeable in a week, and maybe 130 in a month. We'll see what we're able to see.
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...