Sunday 7 May 2017

Birds around Gheerulla

Hopefully things are getting back to normal; where has the year gone, nearly half way through 2017!

Gheerulla is an area near Kenilworth in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
I have been trying to get a decent photo of the Rufous Fantail for many years, and at long last got one. The Rufous Fantail is not an easy bird to get photos of. They don't stay still for very long.
The Fan-tailed Cuckoo is a resident, while the Rose Robin has only recently arrived from the highlands and Southern regions. 
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) 
Spectacled Monarch (Monarcha trivirgatus)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)
Rose Robin (Female) (Petroica rosea)
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis)
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Monday 14 November 2016

Crows & Scarecrows

Every year in the Mary Valley they hold a Scarecrow Festival.
The Scarecrows must work, as we did not see any crows during our travels through the Mary Valley on that day. Had to take photos of the crows in our back yard; maybe I should get a Scarecrow. 

Torresian Crow (Juvenile)(Corvus orru)
Adult and Juvenile
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Tuesday 8 November 2016

Butterflies Everywhere

Butterflies everywhere you look! The Caper Whites are on the move in their thousands! It would be very interesting to see just how far they go. We live in South East Queensland, and we heard a report they could go down as far as Victoria. Not sure how far North they travel. People may not be aware with the shear numbers of Caper White Butterflies that there are other Butterfly species also migrating with them, like the Meadow Argus and Australian Painted Lady.

Caper White (Belenois java)(Female)
Caper White (Female)
Caper White (Female)
Caper White (Male)
Caper White (Male)
Caper White (Male)

Meadow Argus (Junonia villida calybe)
Meadow Argus

Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)

This Kookaburra was sitting in one of the trees in our back yard, and was being harassed by all the other birds. It had enough, and flew straight for me; then landed on the railing right beside me.
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

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