Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Treecreeper rainforest highlight

Quick trip to high rainforest near Wallaman Falls yesterday found only this White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea) close to the camera. Then the clouds rolled in and the rain poured down.

No greater luck in the quest for Victoria's Riflebirds earlier in the month, when this wary Eastern (Common) Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) caught the eye.

More frustration today in Tyto with several sightings of Black Bitterns (Ixobrychus flavicollis), but only one distant bird standing still for a second.

Here's a sharper image of a more co-operative bird, Striated Heron (Butorides striata) sitting deep in mangroves near the coast.
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mick said...

Despite the poor conditions you still manage to get some interesting birds and great photos.

Tyto Tony said...

But never enough, Mick, never enough!

Snail said...

Oh, Tony, once again you've left me green with envy. At least once a day, a pair of tree creepers visits the tree immediately behind my house --- only 5m from the back door --- and do you think I can get a decent pic?

Tyto Tony said...

At least they're at your door. 45km from mine!

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