Surprise find flitting about the outer foliage of trees at western end of the main lagoon today, immature White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis). Been about three years since species last turned up in Tyto. The atypically dry year may bring even more uncommon sightings as drought takes a killer grip on almost all of central and western Queensland.
Much more common, but difficult to do full colour justice to, male Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus), one of many glittering in the sunshine today.
Another looking smart against clear blue sky, Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii), seldom quite so willing to let me walk close by.
And what brilliant morning in Tyto is complete without the local darling, Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton).
Total species count for the morning: 74. Listed on eBird
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Surprise find tops glittering sights
Finally! Eastern Yellow Wagtail sees things my way and comes close enough for decent image. But all water is fast vanishing from main ...
Time for bit of catch-up from the Town Common Cons. Pk, Townsville. First with young Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, spotted yesterday in a fig t...
What does a peer and grin (of sorts) add up to? Peregrine Falcon, naturally. This juvenile made an infrequent species appearance in Towns...
White-faced Heron stands up and begs picture be taken at Tyto. The birds can develop some trust in people, but I've never found any aro...