Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
This morning, Sacred Kingfishers stood out for first hour, hawking for insects above water weeds.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Mungalla Station creek banks getting toothier these mornings as temps drop and resident salties warm to mostly cloudless days.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
No action on maps and signage, but most tracks freshly mown. And the days look set to stay glorious. Another week in paradise!
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
So, almost 100 species seen in last week of May. 67 yesterday during slow walk over the main tracks. Time to make an effort before the southern birders get up here in force. Set them a challenging sort of target. Roughly 245 species on current list. Roughly, because several sightings must be more than 15 years old. And several of the latest claims are decidedly dodgy. And shire's division of 245 into total Australian birds of roughly (that word again) 900 and therefrom claiming Tyto as 'home' to 27.% of Oz birds is even dodgier. But there should be a relatively easy 100 species seeable in a week, and maybe 130 in a month. We'll see what we're able to see.
Bird in the hand worth two in the bush, so what's a snake-in-hand worth? Not two in the grass. Palmful of foul fluids, that's what...
Never seen a snake cry? Small Keelback (Freshwater Snake) appears to offer a tear upon seeing me today. But the dewdrop was deceptive....
Nine o'clock and pre-midnight fireworks for families boom in the background. What can compete? Too far from poles to dream of...
Isn't Santa just Christmas? Asked North Pole person (PC post!) to magic iffy shot of Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Ho Ho Ho jo...