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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mick said...

A very impressive series of birds and an even more impressive series of photos of the flood debris along the creek. All the birds are beautiful but I especially like the way you have caught that Brush Turkey swinging its yellow wattle!

HansHB said...

Great photos!

Gordon said...

Great set of pics, that Brush Turkey wouldn't look out of place in a Rio carnival.
All the best Gordon.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of birds! The Turkeys shots are my favorite.

Carole M. said...

wow ... you started off with one very special bird in my book; I love those Golden Whistler males; I must go check up that special birding spot at the camping ground

Karen said...

Oh, what great captures! That turkey is decked out in it's finest attire!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful birds! That's a very colourful turkey.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting post. Gorgeous birds all of them. But I was fascinated by the Brush-turkey Such a stunning "necklace" it has. :)

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous exotic birds!!! loved them all!

Arija said...

Wow, what a great swag of birds you bagged! I envy you the shot of the fantail cuckoo, I've not managed to land one yet although I had them on the farm this year, they are so elusive. Terrific shots of the bush turkey, especially the grey action in the first one.
I had a golden whistler hanging around the house early in spring but could not manage a shot., all part of the fu of bird watching.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, very colorful.

CountryMouse said...

Great photos. My students think it is funny when you point out a brush turkey, it is never quite what they are expecting.

i stora drag said...

Lovely photos of these birds. Must be a nice place to be, when not flooded of corse!
Thanks for your comment!

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures.

Nice to share a bird this week!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

Sharon Wagner said...

I've never seen a brush turkey. Boy, he has a funny beard.

Wally Jones said...

This is a really great series of photographs!
All the birds are new to me. Very nice shots!
It's amazing how much force Mother Nature can exert.

Wonderful looking area to explore!