Monday, 24 June 2013

Mullen's Bush Birds

There is more to Mullen's Picnic Area and Cooloola Foreshores than just Waders if one takes the time to look around the area. Here are some of the Bush Birds to be seen.

A small watercourse flowing into the bay. 

Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula)(Male) 

Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) (Juvenile) 

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida (striata)) 

Rainbow Bee-eater  (Merops ornatus)

Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) (Male)

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Bell Miner

If you are looking for a nice quiet place to spend time in the bush don't go here. On the other hand if you want to see Bell Miner, (commonly called Bellbirds), and hear their beautiful call, this is the place to be. This Feature Protection Area is between Brooloo and Imbil in the Mary Valley.

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 Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

This Video has the calls of Bell Miner, Eastern Whipbird and Australasian Figbird.

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Grey-crowned Babbler

Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)

Trying times for the Grey-crowned Babbler as they attempt nest building in a Poinciana Tree. 
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 One stick at a time.
 Do you think that is in the right place?
 Not another one sticking his beak in!
 When they fly to go and get more sticks the ones already in the tree fall to the ground.
 Ten out of ten for persistence, they kept trying for a couple of days.Just did not work for them in this tree.
This is one they prepared earlier in a tree across the road.

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