Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Golden Bowerbird tempting before Wet sets in

Spotted patch of blue to the south and headed off to heights of Paluma dam road yesterday to check on Golden Bowerbird (Amblyornis newtonianus) before the Wet really sets in.

Male showed up close to bower but then didn't stick about for long. No sign of females or any immature males.

Tooth-billed Catbird (Scenopoeetes dentirostris) in same area active and noisy as ever on favoured perch near its display area of upturned green leaves.

Had to sit on wet ground to get clear view of bird. Finished morning with sodden shorts and muddy car.

Caution: slippery sections of the much-potholed unsealed road to the dam will be barely passable for 2WD if wet weather persists, as seems certain. 
Click pix to enlarge   


mick said...

Beautiful birds - especially the golden one! I hope you are wrong about the early and heavy wet season. However, it would be better if you could keep it up your way where it's supposed to be. In the seven years I have been here I have never seen a season as wet and miserable as this. I can't get out in my kayak :-(

Tyto Tony said...

Sorry, Mick. It's gonna be wet for ever, well, for many months :-(

Unsound crows found to wear ravens' gear

  Those birders in the know Who hear corvids and crow Of ability to ID by call Should take all due care Or they may fail to hear ...