Sunday, 24 November 2013

Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove camping ground is a great place to stay and see lots of birds, 54 species over 2 days in September.We had Green Catbird and Wompoo Fruit-Dove in the trees near our camp site. Other birds of note were Paradise Riflebird,Bassian Thrush, Noisy Pitta and a Powerful Owl calling in the early morning. 
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Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) (Male)

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (Juvenile)

Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata)
As we were walking along the rainforest track I heard a rustle in the leaf litter. Upon further inspection found this pair of Bassian Thrush, (Adult with Juvenile). They kept moving along the track in front of us. After a little way they moved down to the edge of the creek out in the open. A lot easier to photograph them there than in the rainforest.  

 Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)

 Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)

Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)

 Flood damage from earlier in the year.

 The force of Mother Nature.
 Buttress root of a large fig tree snapped off.
More of the above fig tree

One of the New Toilet Blocks to replace the ones that were washed away during the floods.
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Monday, 11 November 2013

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

It is not always easy to take photos of some birds, in particular Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, as they are usually in flocks, and when one takes off they all go. These ones were more intent on feeding and allowed me to get fairly close.
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 Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Little Egret

Went camping for three days at Rainbow Beach and no rain in sight. Must have done something wrong as it always rains
when we go camping.
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 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

 Rainbow Waters Holiday Park

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