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.
Chased pair of Shining Flycatchers back and forth along section of tangled mangroves at edge of small wetland (mostly dry, but muddy!) in ...
So, too many Spotted Whistling Ducks lately? No, wait, this isn't yet another one on the new borrow pits in the Townsville Town Common...
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...
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...