Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Two Months of Lifers Down Under

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
Old Wednesday 4th December 2019, 21:13   #126
Keith Dickinson
Opus Editor
 
Keith Dickinson's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
Posts: 9,275
Some more great photos Delia. Loving the beach stone curlew.
__________________
Keith
Old enough to know better, young enough not to care
My Blog My Flickr Page
Keith Dickinson is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 4th December 2019, 21:17   #127
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
Thanks Keith. They sure were lovely birds.
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 11:02   #128
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
The view across the strait at Kakadu Beach is rather dominated by the Glasshouse Mountains, named by Captain Cook, as they reminded him of the Yorkshire bottle kilns.

One of the pools visible from the promenade had an Australian Ibis.

From here we went round to Buckley's Hole. Gosh it seemed to be full LOL.

Right in front of the hide was a Masked Lapwing, his partner had just ushered away their chick. A Stilt flew across landing beside a mixed group of Royal Spoonbills, Caspian Tern Eurasian Coots, more Stilts and Grey Teal.

Keeping his distance was a Little Pied Cormorant and on the far bank a Glossy Ibis
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Glasshouse Mountains thread.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	711812  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Australian Ibis thread.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	184.1 KB
ID:	711813  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Masked Lapwing thread.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	270.6 KB
ID:	711814  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Australian Stilt thread.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	168.6 KB
ID:	711815  Click image for larger version

Name:	Caspian Tern & Ass waders, ducks thread.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	228.8 KB
ID:	711816  

__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 12:54   #129
Celso Paris
Registered User
 
Celso Paris's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Sorocaba - SE Brazil
Posts: 630
Nice to read your report on the trip D., must have been a special time for you, will be on the lookout for the next one, your friend Celso.
Celso Paris is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:58   #130
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
Thank you so much Celso
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 19:32   #131
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
There's a beach beside Buckley's Hole so we next went down there. In a rough area of ground beside the path was a beautiful Rainbow Bee-eater.

Suddenly we spotted some aerial action and saw a Torresian Crow mobbing a Whistling Kite! The crow soon saw him off.

Finaally we actually got to the beach passing a White-faced Heron on the way. Ken had a motive for taking me there and it wasn't long before he found the object... a pretty wee Red-capped Plover - gorgeous.

We then turned our attention to the white blobs down near the water. Great Crested Terns, but then when I was processing the pictures, found there was a Gull-billed Tern in with them.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Rainbow Bee-eater thread.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	137.2 KB
ID:	711848  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Torresian Crow versus Whistling Kite thread.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	108.3 KB
ID:	711849  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF White-faced Heron thread.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	248.1 KB
ID:	711850  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Red-capped Dotterel thread.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	174.1 KB
ID:	711851  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Great Crested Tern, Gull-billed tern thread.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	140.2 KB
ID:	711852  

__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 19:41   #132
Scridifer
Registered User
BF Supporter 2019
 
Scridifer's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Byala/Essex
Posts: 10,131
Some cracking birds there Delia, especially loving that Bee-eater!

Chris
__________________
Latest Lifers: Roseate Tern - Citrine Wagtail - Levant Sparrowhawk
My 2019 List
Latest Patch Tick: Peregrine Falcon
Scridifer is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Yesterday, 12:41   #133
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
End of Part One

Beside the terns was a Pelican, that looked even bigger than normal in comparison LOL

Making our way back towards the car, we came across a Buff-banded Rail, who was out long enough to give me a few pictures, but soon lost his confidence, running back into the bushes when a Spotted Harrier flew over. Sadly I didn't manage a picture of him.

There was a flock of Little Corella flying round the top of a tree, a bit too far for my camera really.

Thought I'd treat you to a back view of the beautiful Bee-eater.

At the top near the car, was a toad, which Ken sadly identified as a Cane Toad - I'd thought they were found much further north!

We were now headed inland for the next phase of my adventure.

Many, many thanks to Ken and Judy for giving me such a wonderful time and looking after me so well.

I hope I've done justice to all your hard work Ken?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Australian Pelican thread.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	200.1 KB
ID:	711883  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Buff-banded Rail thread.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	288.2 KB
ID:	711884  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Little Corella thread.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	143.7 KB
ID:	711885  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Rainbow Bee-eater rear thread.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	175.5 KB
ID:	711886  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Cane Toad thread.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	291.2 KB
ID:	711887  

__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Yesterday, 14:21   #134
Jon Turner
Registered User
 
Jon Turner's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Devon, England
Posts: 4,300
Finally caught up and read through your great trip report Delia. Brings back happy memories of my time there five years ago. We stayed near Samford (Stamford?) out on the western fringe of Brisbane. We only had 4 days, so I concentrated on Mount Glorious - which was wonderful, if you got there I look forward to seeing your reports.
__________________
Jon
Jon Turner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 14:22   #135
Scridifer
Registered User
BF Supporter 2019
 
Scridifer's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Byala/Essex
Posts: 10,131
That's a very rakish-looking Rail Delia!

Chris
__________________
Latest Lifers: Roseate Tern - Citrine Wagtail - Levant Sparrowhawk
My 2019 List
Latest Patch Tick: Peregrine Falcon
Scridifer is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Yesterday, 14:32   #136
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
Species Seen
  1. Noisy Miner
  2. Masked Lapwing
  3. Rainbow Lorikeet
  4. Australian Magpie
  5. Grey Butcherbird
  6. Laughing Kookaburra
  7. Australian Pelican
  8. Silver Gull
  9. Red-necked Stint
  10. Pied Oystercatcher
  11. White-faced Heron
  12. Grey-tailed Tattler
  13. Australian Stilt
  14. Australian Ibis
  15. Brahimmy Kite
  16. White-breasted Woodswallow
  17. Galah
  18. Australian Swamphen
  19. Willie Wagtail
  20. Peaceful Dove
  21. Dusky Moorhen
  22. Magpie-Lark
  23. Australasian Darter
  24. Pacific Black Duck
  25. Grey Teal
  26. Intermediate Egret
  27. Comb-crested Jacana
  28. Royal Spoonbill
  29. Great Egret
  30. Noisy Friarbird
  31. Australalian Grebe
  32. Welcome Swallow
  33. Silvereye
  34. Superb Farywren
  35. Hardhead
  36. Australian Pipit
  37. Black-faced Cuckooshrike
  38. Little Egret
  39. Black Swan
  40. Eurasian Coot
  41. Little Corella
  42. Maned Duck
  43. Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
  44. Pied Currawong
  45. Australian Brushturkey
  46. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  47. Green Figbird
  48. Grey Fantail
  49. Rufous Fantail
  50. Red-backed Fairywren
  51. Golden Whistler
  52. Torresian Crow
  53. Cattle Egret
  54. Glossy Ibis
  55. Black-shouldered Kite
  56. Variegated Fairywren
  57. White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  58. Channel-billed Cuckoo Heard only
  59. Bar-tailed Godwit
  60. Pacific Golden Plover
  61. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
  62. Osprey
  63. Blue-faced Honeyeater
  64. Chestnut Teal
  65. Little Black Cormorant
  66. Straw-necked Ibis
  67. Wandering Whistling Duck
  68. Comb-crested Jacana
  69. Indian Myna
  70. Lewin's Honeyeater
  71. Eastern Whipbird Heard only
  72. Pied Butcherbird
  73. Bush Stone-Curlew
  74. Australian Pied Cormorant
  75. Black-fronted Dotterel
  76. Australian Reed Warbler
  77. Spotted Dove
  78. Brown Honeyeater
  79. Magpie-Goose
  80. Sacred Kingfisher
  81. Crested Pigeon
  82. Torresian Kingfisher
  83. Beach Stone Curlew
  84. Striated Heron
  85. Rainbow Bee-eater
  86. Whistling Kite
  87. Caspian Tern
  88. Great Crested Tern
  89. Red-capped Plover
  90. Gull-billed Tern
  91. Buff-banded Rail
  92. Spotted Harrier

Channel-billed Cuckoo and Eastern Whipbird were heard only. I heard them many times, eventually seeing a juvenile whipbird a couple of weeks later.

Six species I've seen at home
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Yesterday, 14:36   #137
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
Thanks Jon and Chris.
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Yesterday, 17:48   #138
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,588
Part 2, Inland Queensland

4 October 2019

We arrived at Hans and Judy's country property to see White-winged Chough flying across the paddock!

After introductions and refreshments I was shown the camera that I'd arranged to purchase off Hans. A Nikon Coolpix P900. I'd wanted to take a second camera with me in case anything happened to the Fuji!

Meantime I was busy with the Fuji outside in the feeder area, thought I'd leave exploring the new one until darkness fell.

The Chough were the first to brave my presence (was to get better pictures later) but they were rather shy. A Blue-faced Honeyeater sat on a fence post; then Hans took me round to the paddock, where his dam is - (sadly dry at the time).

There were some Red-necked Kangaroos seeking shade; they had come in for a feed, along with some Maned Ducks wandering around.

Welcome Swallows had come to greet me too.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BF White-winged Chough thread.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	282.1 KB
ID:	711919  Click image for larger version

Name:	Blue-faced Honeyeater thread.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	271.4 KB
ID:	711920  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Red-necked Kangaroo thread.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	373.7 KB
ID:	711921  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Maned Duck thread.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	301.6 KB
ID:	711922  Click image for larger version

Name:	BF Kangaroo jumping thread.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	314.0 KB
ID:	711923  

__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Today, 06:03   #139
Scridifer
Registered User
BF Supporter 2019
 
Scridifer's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Byala/Essex
Posts: 10,131
Lovely pic of that Honeyeater Delia!

Chris
__________________
Latest Lifers: Roseate Tern - Citrine Wagtail - Levant Sparrowhawk
My 2019 List
Latest Patch Tick: Peregrine Falcon
Scridifer is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
And 14 months later, I ask again…. St. Elmo Pentax 11 Sunday 22nd June 2014 17:55
Me & Our Max (21 months) halftwo Your Birding Day 2 Thursday 19th June 2014 22:30
5 months in SA and Namibia Larry Sweetland South Africa 2 Wednesday 3rd April 2013 09:08
Nine months on pstraughan Birds & Birding 7 Monday 23rd July 2007 13:44
Well it broke after 2 months... zuiko Leica 3 Sunday 8th January 2006 03:13

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.26160693 seconds with 28 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:21.