Saturday, 25 October 2008

Camping Part 2

This time I would like to share with you some more from our camping weekend. We were lucky enough to see and hear a Noisy Pitta behind our tent, plus Crested Shrike-Tits, a pair of Paradise Riflebirds, and a Wompoo Fruit-Dove. Scarlet Honeyeaters were everywhere. A Wonga Pigeon and Satin Bowerbird were also calling in the area, just to name a few of the 60 plus species seen or heard over the weekend.
The walk along the creek was very interesting with many crossings and places to sit and watch the birds coming to drink. At one of these spots we saw a snake in the creek, though it was too far away to id. We counted five Eastern Yellow Robins at this spot as well. Dewfish ( Tandanus tandanus) (Eel-tailed Catfish) could be seen tending their nest as we walked along the creek.
Five King Parrots came into feed in the late afternoon not too far from where we were camped.
The hardest part of the camp was packing up and leaving this place, as it was so peaceful with lots of wildlife, some just dropping in as was the case of the Spangled Drongos. They were so intent on fighting each other that they landed at my feet before realising someone was there, before flying up into the trees to continue their squabble.

Some of the creek banks looked like prime Platypus Habitat, we did not see any while we were there.

King Parrot (Male)

Clear Running Water

Wompoo Fruit-Dove

New Life

Natural Colours

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