Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Meet Mr Nutty, a triller diller
Meet Mr Nutty, a male Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) for weeks now daily besieging mirrors and windows on my Landcruiser, trying to drive off his so persistent rivals. Not even a short spell trapped inside the Troopy changed his behaviour. Even his more sensible mate occasionally joins, adding in passing a bit more poop to the mirrors. But it's taken till today to get a few pictures.
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...