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  1. One of two

    One of two

    Australia has two oystercatcher species, this is the Pied Oystercatcher, the other one (Sooty) is completely black apart from the legs and bill.
  2. Stray feathers

    Stray feathers

    I'd now left the main footpath and wandered down onto the beach... not a lot to see, but there was this rather pretty Silver Gull.
  3. A bit itchy

    A bit itchy

    A Little Pied Cormorant was sitting on a post at the end of the reserve, quite oblivious of passers by.
  4. Another wader

    Another wader

    I rather liked these little Striated Herons and was so glad to see another on my last day in Queensland.
  5. On the prowl

    On the prowl

    A pretty close view was got of a Great Egret in that lagoon on Bribie Island too. Didn't manage to see if he caught anything though.
  6. ... for buried treasure

    ... for buried treasure

    The same Australian Ibis as I showed you yesterday, but this time he appears to be hunting for the buried treasure he knew must be down there. I'd not really noticed the red area on top of the head before! Saturday Fun.
  7. Hunting

    Hunting

    Australian Ibis
  8. Confused

    Confused

    Not only are Beach Thick-knees called stone-curlews sometimes, they also moved to another Genus meaning they are known by another scientific name by some LOL But these were our main target for them, as they're not seen everywhere.
  9. A different cuckoo

    A different cuckoo

    So my last day with Hans and Judy and my final day in Queensland. An early start back to Bribie Island, as H&J hadn't been there for some years and it was near the airport. I sure didn't mind re-visiting this lovely place. First bird to show himself was a pretty Black-faced Cuckooshrike (he...
  10. Good move

    Good move

    We then went back to the railway museum in Blackbutt, which worked out for us, sort of! For thereon the corner of the museum building was the pair of Red-rumped Parrots; but I messed up the pictures somewhat, but here it is as a record shot.
  11. A local special

    A local special

    Then we were one a real hunt for the Red-rumped Parrot as Hans was determined to try and find one for me, when suddenly one landed on the telegraph wire not too far from where the Dollarbird was!!! Sadly, again the light was not good from where we were, but at least I saw one and got a shot of it.
  12. Dollar in the blue

    Dollar in the blue

    On our way back home we drove around Blackbutt again and found this Dollarbird near the golf course. Such pretty birds when the light gets them right, but didn't show too well in my pictures.
  13. The little guy was back

    The little guy was back

    Even though I say "little" they're still quite big and he was smaller than the other Lace Monitor (or Goanna) that was around. You can just see the end of his tail on the far left of the picture.
  14. Unnoticed

    Unnoticed

    I'd not noticed the Lewin's Honeyeater behind the Green Catbird until this morning, when I spotted a moving white spot as I scrolled through my images. So did a pretty big crop and adjusted some levels and he popped out a bit.
  15. Azure Kingfisher

    Azure Kingfisher

    The azure kingfisher (Ceyx azureus) is a small kingfisher in the river kingfisher subfamily, Alcedininae (wiki).
  16. Such a treat

    Such a treat

    This must be one of the most attractive of the small passerines in Queensland, and I saw quite a few Eastern Yellow Robins whilst I was there.
  17. Togetherness

    Togetherness

    I'm presuming this is a pair of Red-browed finches as I think the one on the left is the male (the red eyebrow has a straight end) and from another picture it appears to show a pointed end for the bird on the right.
  18. Green spur-throated locust

    Green spur-throated locust

    Not sure about its latin name but did its job in the greens very well. They loved the paradise flowers (Strelitzia) in my garden in Holloways.
  19. Mareeba Rock Wallabies

    Mareeba Rock Wallabies

    Hope my id is the right one. https://www.10000birds.com/the-rock-wallabies-of-granite-gorge.htm
  20. Shall I dive in?

    Shall I dive in?

    ...Or just take a drink perhaps? A Bar-shouldered Dove seemed to be considering his options at the waterhole.
  21. Black Butcherbird

    Black Butcherbird

    I believe a juvenile.
  22. Atherton Tableland

    Atherton Tableland

    I loved to drive around in the tablelands.
  23. Not keen

    Not keen

    This Australian Brushturkey couldn't have been less interested in clementines, as he walked straight past it. This picture shows their tail shape very well I think.
  24. Showing off his yellow throat

    Showing off his yellow throat

    The next guy I spotted was a Yellow-throated Scrubwren on the log above the waterhole. Such pretty little guys, though at times can look rather fierce.
  25. Plenty to go at

    Plenty to go at

    No sooner had Hans put some clementine segments on a log then a Lewin's Honeyeater was straight in. He sure had the pick of what was on offer LOL Sorry if I'm not quite with it when trying to browse the Gallery, I'm in a lot of pain with sciatica, so I'm either hurting, or sleeping due to the...
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