Toured down my favourite country road today with flash new flash and hopes of finding Lemon-bellied Flycatcher (Microeca flavigaster) in coastal woodland. Bird turned up briefly. Flash failed, then overcompensated.
Did better unflashed with Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) glaring down from distant height.
Better yet with flashy unflashed Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) sitting unruffled by gusty winds and my approach on foot.
More flash on this Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus). Like bird's surroundings, flash new flash rather complicated.
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
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...