Saturday, August 17, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
(Torresian Crow, just outside Townsville Town Common Conservation Park, today.)
Saturday, August 3, 2019
(Town Common, today)
Monday, July 29, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Secondary vent: sprayed and slashed surrounds. Seems Queensland Parks and Wildlife puts cosmetic vistas for casual visitors wanting comfortable looks at hundreds of, say, Magpie Geese, or huge mobs of egrets and herons, ahead of natural habitat (full of troublesome weeds though it may be). But spraying and slashing creates dead zones, pushing the birds away.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Pity that the tree is yet another of Australia's pest species. Far too prolific in the Wet Tropics for native trees struggling to compete with its vast seed production and superior growth rates.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
"Yes, trust them not, for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that, with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrie." - Uni-educated Greene whining about the Bard's blitz of the boards. Greene wined and bawded too much, died penniless and diseased. Will died at home feted by friends and fated to become seen as the greatest.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Wonder of wonders! Went out today geared up for snakes rather than birds and found an obliging 1.4m Brown Snake waiting patiently for me. ...
Oooh, look! What's that shiny black and white bird? It's so smooth and black on back and head. Could it be a rarely seen Satin Fly...
Dusky Moorhen pauses while attending to morning toilette in Townsville Palmetum. Not my target bird, but couldn't find Rufous Owl repo...
Remember this? And this? Or this? Now the scene is this. Queensland Parks and Wildlife burned east of road in Town Common Co...