Monday, 14 December 2015

Spring - A time for young birds.

Due to family commitments and health concerns, I have been unable to keep up with blogs, though all now under control.
So it was good to be able to get away for a weekend of birding with members of Birds Queensland to Rainbow Waters Holiday Park, with visits to Inskip Point, Bullock Point, Mullen'sTin Can Bay Foreshore and the Noosa Plains for the Ground Parrot. 
I was the only person lucky enough to see one of these just twenty meters from where the others were sitting having Happy Hour while waiting for the Dusk Chorus of these elusive birds, during which five more were heard. We also had King Quail calling close by. While waiting, a flock of 40 plus Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo kept us entertained.
It must have been a good breeding season due to the amount of young birds and nesting birds we found during our travels over the weekend.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)(Juvenile)
Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)(Juvenile)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)(Immature)

Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans)(Immature)

Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) (Male & Juvenile)

Varied Triller (Juvenile)

Varied Triller (Male)

More birds to come as we managed to record 99 species for the weekend.
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mick said...

A great series of photos and birds. Very exciting to see so many juveniles and such a variety of species.Great that you saw the Ground Parrot - but wouldn't it be FANTASTIC to get a photo!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great collection of birds and photos. Sounds like an awesome outing. Enjoy your week ahead!

sunshine said...

Very interesting birds and great to have spring.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Nice set ;-)
CĂ©line & Philippe

TexWisGirl said...

a very nice variety. glad you are doing better and getting out again!

Phil Slade said...

A great variety of birds there Neil.

Hootin' Anni said...

What beautiful collection of your shared photos!!!

Hope the continued 'better health' lingers for a long time coming.

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful set of birds. The juvenile Triller looks so small compared to the parent :)

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - and hope that all is now well with you and yours

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Welcome back! I enjoyed the assortment of birds and look forward to more!

EG CameraGirl said...

AHHH! It's wonderful to see this lovely variety of birds!

Sharon Wagner said...

That's a lot of birds. Happy holidays to you. And happy birding in 2016!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So glad you are able to be out and about again and so grateful that you are sharing your wonderful (and exotic, to me anyway) sightings. All the pictures are wonderful. But it is always the cockatoo that makes me gasp! So pretty and the thought of seeing them wild in your own neighborhood is just amazing to me.