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queensland

  1. Australian Reed Warbler.jpg

    Australian Reed Warbler.jpg

    Continuing on our wander through the woods surrounding the various lakes I spotted an Australian Reed Warbler low in one of the trees.
  2. Nice eyes

    Nice eyes

    I'd not really noticed the Grey Teal's eye colour before this picture. Rather attractive, aren't they.
  3. Black Noddy / White-capped Noddy

    Black Noddy / White-capped Noddy

    While I was on the Heron Island, in the Great Barrier Reef, the Black Noddies came back in the early evening or late afternoon to rest on the many trees on that island. Although I have also tried to film some of them arriving on that island, this was the best opportunity to film them. Hereby I...
  4. I really didn't expect to see one there

    I really didn't expect to see one there

    These Australasian Swamphens are quite heavy looking birds really, so I wasn't expecting to find one up in a tree like this.
  5. Drab?

    Drab?

    These honeyeaters must be about the least colourful but I really think they're very attractive and have a rather gentle looking face too.
  6. Cuddled up

    Cuddled up

    How could I have so many ducks and not have a clear view of any one of them?!! I still like the whistling ducks though LOL Saturday Fun
  7. Royal Banquet

    Royal Banquet

    One of the pools had a couple of Royal Spoonbills - such interesting birds with their odd-shaped bills.
  8. Wagger

    Wagger

    I fell in love with these guys; they're so well named managing all sorts of positions for their longish tail. They're pretty brave too!
  9. Dotty

    Dotty

    I love these guys - in fact the Charadriidae family is my all time favourite family. It includes the Ringed Plover which started that love affair off. This is a Black-fronted Dotterel, which is the only member of the genus Elseyornis. Life does get complicated sometimes LOL It's a large...
  10. The peaceful one

    The peaceful one

    A very common duck in Australia - I saw them just about everywhere in suitable watery habitats. They're dabbling ducks, so related to Mallards. The scientific name reflects the noticeable pale supercilium (the stripe above the eye). One of the most noticeable features.
  11. Brahminy Kite / Red-backed Sea-Eagle

    Brahminy Kite / Red-backed Sea-Eagle

    A Brahminy Kite enjoys his catch of fish in a tree at Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
  12. Attracting

    Attracting

    The swamphens display appears to consist of raising his uppertail to show the white undertail coverts.
  13. Mind the wires

    Mind the wires

    This was a quick grab shot as an Australasian Darter appeared, seemingly from nowhere. Quite pleased with that result, the first of 3 shots.
  14. Made welcome

    Made welcome

    A new species for me on this return visit to Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, was this Spotted Dove, a species which had been introduced to Australia. Attractive, aren't they.
  15. LBJ in the reeds

    LBJ in the reeds

    I only saw a few of these warblers, and never heard them singing sadly. This one was a little tricky to photograph as he kept moving through the reeds.
  16. On his own

    On his own

    Irediparra is a monotypic genus, within the Jacana family. I'd long wanted to see a jacana with their long toes, seemingly allowing them to walk on water (actually on lily pads of course)! I did see quite a few during my stay in Australia.
  17. The Australian version

    The Australian version

    The Australasian Grebe is their version of our Dabchick. Just as cute too. They appear to be quite widespread, as I seemed to see them in a number of places (really not complaining about that!!!)
  18. A superb spot

    A superb spot

    Ken. We were walking along the entrance path to the wetlands at Sandy Camp Road when he spotted movement, which he identified from a distance of many yards as a Superb Fairywren, female. Right at the bottom of a large thick hedge. I've already shown you that one, but very close was a pretty...
  19. Call of the Willie Wagtail

    Call of the Willie Wagtail

    The Willy Wagtail is a very common bird in Australia but it was always a joy watching these. I filmed this one while calling in Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, Australia.
  20. Wired up

    Wired up

    The next day we headed to the Sandy Camp Road Wetlands again and, as before, stopped off at Lindum Park Wetlands, though a different part of it. Negotiating a fence and steep bank (these long-legged guys have no consideration for little old ladies LOL). Far more water here and at the top of a...
  21. Call of the Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

    Call of the Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

    Call of the Brown Honeyeater in Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia. This is just a very short clip of the Brown Honeyeater calling.
  22. M

    Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) in Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland, Australia ?

    Hello everyone, Would you confirm this to be a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)? Location: Takarakka Bush Resort, Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland, Australia Description: I have seen this bird close to the river. This is a video still from a very short video when I tried to film this bird...
  23. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

    A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo at the Carnarvon Gorge nibbling on flowers. It‘s always a joy to watch them.
  24. Pied Butcherbird

    Pied Butcherbird

    A Pied Butcherbird in Rosslyn, Queensland, Australia, calling. At the beginning you can also hear a Laughing Kookaburra in the distance calling.
  25. A big guy

    A big guy

    We called in a Lindum Park Wetlands again but a different part of it this time. A huge Pelican was swimming by. They do make easy subjects to start the day off.
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