Saturday, August 10, 2013
Bronze-cuckoo snacks in the sunshine
Little Bronze-Cuckoo (Chalcites minutillus; probably Gould's C.russatus again one day) one of many cuckoos enjoying Tyto caterpillars and sunshine today.
Happy with the sunshine, Bush Thick-knee (Stone-curlew; Burhinus grallarius) stand quietly and mostly unnoticed at Tyto carpark.
And - better late ... - Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) circle above Tyto front lagoons after being flushed this morning. Species usually fronts on August 1.
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...