Monday, July 18, 2016

Search for broad-bill leads to broad blue behind

Came upon this male Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) the other day while chasing up claim of Broad-billed Flycatcher - very uncommon this far southeast - in the area of old Mungalla Station homestead. Perhaps got quick look at Broad-billed. More views needed to be sure.

Expect more views of the Kookaburra too. Because he's probably expecting. Wee way down the track and in fork of solid eucalypt an aerial termite nest is now a nesting chamber.

No sign of a female. Rear view suggests passage of food to his mate. Not specially flattering, but he emerged and flew off in a blur of useless images. We'll watch progress as search goes on for the flycatcher.

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Chiming and charming - Butcherbird esPied

Townsville Common Conservation Park, bund wall, Thursday morning. Probably only Butcherbird in the park and one of two that popped up unex...