Monday, 1 February 2010

Peaceful Dove & Red-browed Finch

What to do when you have a King Tide, and an overcast sky ready to drench you at any minute. Why not go and see what birds are around the Inskip Point area? Thanks Mick for the day out. Beats sitting at home wondering what to do, seeing that we were not going to risk kayaking with the weather the way it was.
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Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) (striata)

In one of the camping areas this Peaceful Dove was searching amongst the leaf litter for food, while the Red-browed Finch had no trouble finding his.

Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)

Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

We knew it was going to be a King Tide, but I would like to know who told these Little Black Cormorants to roost this high on the ramp of one of the Vehicular Ferrys that take 4WD vehicles over to Fraser Island?

It seems like everything was going for higher ground including this Goanna. Just as well, as the water had by now reached the camping ground. Normally a peaceful spot to camp.

Even the road to Bullock Point was not safe from the King Tide.


eileeninmd said...

Cool birds and critter. Great shots.

Nicole said...

Oups - looks a bit like after our last storm :)
Smart animals though!
I've never even heard of that kind of dove.
That's a lovely one!

Johnny Nutcase said...

nice photos! really like the dove. Looks like you guys have been getting soaked, too! hope the sun comes out soon!

mick said...

It was a great day out wasn't it! Nice photos to remember it all.

Neil said...

Thanks Eileen, Nicole, Johnny and Mick for your comments.

Ali said...

Very nice photos, great work!

Neil said...

Thanks Ali glad you liked them.

Phil said...

Impressive dove Neil. Nice work.

Neil said...

Thanks Phil it is a beautiful bird.