Contrasting conditions along road through Orient Station the other morning as cloudy morn gave way to brisk breeze and welcome sun after rains that have delayed the start of this season's sugar cane crush. Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus) pauses during preening upon a post.
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) lights up day and shadowed perch.
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) in nature's frame backed by cloudless blue.
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...