Thursday, December 23, 2010

Olive-backed Oriole heads tidy-up

Super Wet set in last night, bit of flooding around Ingham today. More on way. Time to tidy up held over pictures, headed by maturing Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus), showing plumage changing about the head.

Sought better images of Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) for months, but the birds stayed high in the trees before quitting the wetlands altogether. 

Still a few Brush Cuckoos (Cacomantis variolosus) in Tyto, mostly heard rather than seen lately.

And plenty of Pied Imperial-Pigeons (Ducula bicolor) in the area, though more often in small flocks overhead than perched in rain trees.
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Mark Young said...

Beautiful images Tony.

Snail said...

I hope you don't get too wet, Tony. I was impressed by today's 103mm up here, until I saw how much had fallen at Abergowrie. It's going to be a soggy Christmas!

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Mark.

Plenty more to come for all of us, Bronwen. Here's hoping all the noisy overnighters stalled late yesterday here in the caravan park get through to Townsville today.

Snail said...

Good luck with the overnighters! Looks like the road is open to 4WDs, so hopefully some folks will be able to get through. For the moment, anyway.

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