Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
The caterpillars feed on Aristolochia vines after the female dots her eggs on foliage that 'feels' right to her legs. One Townsville Town Common site is close to the entry gate, barely 400 metres from the coast and about 3km north of the city CBD.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
One day, not this day. So, I've no idea what big boy (20-25mm body) above is, or why it's shaped like a radar-deflecting bomber. Brief glimpse in flight of orangey wing, or underwing.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
No such fortune with immature Striated Heron sometimes in the same habitat.
So sought consolation prize with mature heron that calls Anderson Park lotus ponds home. Bird happy enough to stand in tree almost on top of me, but never offered clear view in closeup. To be continued . . .
Getting ready for takeoff, male Black-necked Stork lightens the load at Melaleuca viewing area, Town Common, Townsville this morning. ...
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...