Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Egrets and Stilts at Melaleuca viewing area.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Meanwhile, new life down the road. Bush Stone-curlews with two eggs plonked in plain view close to entry gate. In turn, I've plonked bit of cover around them. Didn't expect thanks and, naturally, got none.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Apology: Bit of a limp blog. Dropped soap on foot last week. Haematoma: big bleed under skin. RICE: rest, ice, compression, exercise. Exercise too soon. Extend rest, compression. Blog on.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Queensland Parks and Wildlife burned east of road in Town Common Conservation Park yesterday. Nest - with, possibly, hatchling/s - gone. Tree mostly gone. Only one of the three resident Ospreys close by today. Probably last year's youngster, late and yet to go off on its own, nervily calling and being harassed by Black Kites looking for after-burn pickings.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
But no, young (about 18 months) bird - formally Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) - is clumsily flapping a metre off perch down to fork in dead tree.
Then comes scrambling progress up other branch of fork.
Followed by triumphant return to starting point. Why? Who knows. Such questions may really be only for the birds.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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...
Crimson Finch, Golden-headed Cisticola, Dollarbird, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Black Swan, Pelican and Royal Spoonbill,...