Sunday, April 18, 2021

Rainbow Lorikeets home in on hollow

 




Sometimes it's a good thing getting that hollow feeling. Rainbow Lorikeets discuss property inspection, Townsville Town Common Conservation Park.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Some just stand and wait . . .

Blue-winged Kookaburra waiting to pounce . . .






Others let others do pouncing for them . . .







But most must pounce for themselves.

Monday, March 29, 2021

White Ibis snatches, swallows snake in seconds


Surprise sight today of White Ibis snatching snake in Townsville Town Common Conservation Park and swallowing it within about 30 seconds.


 First such catch I've seen. And by far fastest swallow by any bird - similar size or larger.


Sorry about lousy pictures but speed definitely of the essence.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Surprise Satin Flycatcher find an easy stroll next door




How smooth is this? Stroll next door - to Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre wetlands - and stumble upon Satin Flycatcher, very, very uncommon to the area. Plenty down south. But Townsville, of course isn't down south. So, spot black bird with white belly on Saturday. Great!


Sunday, with another keen birder, see same species, but to my mind different bird from first. Great again, but pictures inconclusive. No show yesterday or today. Not so surprising. Who knows where birds uncommon to an area will move to? Or when?


Uncommon highlight today: 2m+ Carpet Python, unconcerned by six Great Bowerbirds and a Yellow Honeyeater mobbing it. 


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Fish rounds on hungry egret




Last spin for fish rounding out action after being snatched by busy Intermediate Egret from waters of lagoon in Palmetum Botanical Gardens, Townsville.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Why didn't the toad cross the road?


                           Why didn't the toad cross the road?  Got tired, tyred, flat out retired.

                           What bits was raven cravin'? Flew off to eat rear-squished red meat.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Pacific Black Duck unaware of her luck


 Pacific Black Duck unaware of her luck      With Mallards upriver she's had no truck

 But across the Tasman they've run amuck       And all Blacks (Greys there) are come unstuck



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Aarghly gargly, Hawing cawing, Glaring staring


Morning merry  chirpy cheery       Forest haven  Strayan Raven

Raucous caucus  con brio trio       Aarghly gargly  Gatling rattling

Hawing cawing  glaring staring      Woe-some  Poe-some

Ever more-so      Never more-so






Rainbow Lorikeets home in on hollow

  Sometimes it's a good thing getting that hollow feeling. Rainbow Lorikeets discuss property inspection, Townsville Town Common Conserv...