Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Magpie-lark takes spin on Mungalla mud
Spinning around and around on mud drew attention to this male Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) at Mungalla Station. Didn't appear to draw any prey from the mud. And wasn't part of any noticeable nest-material gathering. Bird exhibited the circling for two mornings and then stopped it. No other Magpie-larks showed any similar turns.
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...