Thursday, September 26, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
Just an hour before above image was taken the male tucking into unidentified lunch in TownsvilleTown Common Conservation Park was seen carrying large fish or turtle away from Freshwater area. But instead of flying to above nest the bird crossed the wetland and soared on thermal up and over ridge of Many Peaks range. It reappeared minutes later without prey and stooped without luck upon Magpie Geese on distant pool before being lost track of. Seems it later brought another catch to the nest - and ripped into it without any sign of sharing. Or ... or there may be a third breeding pair I'm unaware of and above male may have case for suit against me.
A notable difference between the two breeding pairs has been the many noisy vocal interchanges I've heard for about three months between the above juvenile's parents and near total silence from the top picture's adults. Perhaps explainable by close proximity of the silent birds' nest to a well-used walking/cycling track. Or not.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Lucky me, catching some of the catches at Melaleuca viewing area, Townsville Town Common Conservation Park this morning.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
And the bigger bill. But not in young birds.
And in the calls. But not to most ears.
Makes a difference knowing all this, doesn't it? No? Well, no matter. The birds don't care anyway.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Last spin for fish rounding out action after being snatched by busy Intermediate Egret from waters of lagoon in Palmetum Botanical Gardens, ...
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...
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...
Here's to taking flight for 2021. Just have to get these wing things up and flapping a bit more. Big decision to make first. Is it bette...