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 . . .
What's in a name? More in some than others. Take above Radjah Shelduck ( Tadorna radjah ). Also known as Burdekin Duck. Also now ( Ra...
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...