Monday, 8 June 2015

Glastonbury Creek Cont.

It is always amazing to see all the trees that survive amongst  the rocks and how healthy the grass trees are.
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)
Some of the rocks and Grass Trees.

Cicada shell and fungi
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

No camp site would be complete without at least one Kookaburra checking you out.  
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
In search of a decent photo of a Rufous Fantail, the first two  were taken when we checked out the camp ground before the actual camp, so we knew where the fantail was. All I had to do was sit back and wait for the bird to show itself long enough for some photos, or so I thought!

 
While waiting some people came along to ask us if we knew how to get down to the creek, so we told them where the access was. At this stage I had my back to the trees showing them which way to go, when you guessed it, the fantail sat on an outside branch in full view. So back to waiting! The fantail showed itself by sitting on the wire, and then going down to the ground and back again. At this point the battery in the camera decided to go flat, so the photos are not as clear as I would have liked. Looks like we will have to go back and try again. I did have spare batteries, next time I will put in a new one while I wait.

White-eared Monarch (Monarcha leucotis)
This White-eared Monarch was in a feeding flock that was moving through the trees along the creek, there was also a Fairy Gerygone which was a new bird for us. 45 species all up for the camp. For a full list go to my pages.
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13 comments:

mick said...

Almost enough to make me want to go camping there! But wait! Surely I could see most of that on a day trip???? Great photos - even the fantail!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well at least you did get a shot of the Fantail and now it will be a great excuse to go back to camping there.

Adam Jones said...

Wow! Some great looking birds there. Treecreepers are never easy to photograph, and the Kookabura is a real beauty.

Janice Adcock said...

I like the underside views.

Marie C said...

Too bad you were having trouble getting the shots you wanted! Love the underside of the fantail, though, as that shows off the tail very nicely! Love the kookaburra too!

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of birds. My favorite is the Kookaburra. The Fantail sounds like a great bird. The camping is fun too. Have a great week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful fantail! always love the kookaburra! no bird like it!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds on the trees. Great shots.

Phil Slade said...

I think the Kookaburra is great, even slightly comical in how it looks.

Hannah said...

The kookaburra is great, so assertive, and I like that you captured the iridescent feathers on his wings. The fantail is a beautiful bird, you were lucky to see him.

Irma said...

Beautiful series of photos.
My favorite is the Kookaburra.

NatureFootstep said...

Loved to see the Kookaburra. :) One I spotted several times in Queensland last year :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So many wonderful birds. You really do live in Paradise! I'd love to have a Kookaburra in a tree in my campsite!