Sunday, June 17, 2012

Southern Cassowary at Etty Bay, Queensland

Walks on beach; finds freshwater; drinks and preens.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tyto Wetlands birds and mammals

Comb-crested Jacana

Australian Little Bittern

Wandering Whistling-ducks

Agile Wallaby

Agile Wallaby with Joey

Agile Wallabies

Yungaburra area

Spotted Harrier

Grey-headed Robins
A lot of the Australasian robins we saw habitually cling sideways on tree trunks. The endemic Grey-headed was a classic example. Odd innit?

Australian Brush-turkey

Scrubwren species (not sure if Atherton or Large-billed or something in between?)

This is a fungus which looks like paint (I forget its name)

Between Jabiru and Rose Gums we met up with the unbelievably knowledgable Alan Gillanders (of Alan's Wildlife Tours) at the Platypus Viewing Platform and explored the area, seeing such wonderful birds as the Golden Bowerbird near the bower.

Parrots at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

King Parrots

Rainbow Lorikeets
Parrots coming to the amazing feeders on the balcony of this wonderful site set in the heart of the forest. Meanwhile, a Musky Rat-kangaroo was trying to dodge Australian Brush-turkeys on the feeders on the other side.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Birding at Jabiru Safari Lodge, part 2

Frilled Lizard

Red-shouldered Parrot

Big Dip!


White-faced Heron

Birding at Jabiru Safari Lodge, part 1

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Black-throated Finch

Bats at the centre. Anyone know the species?

The famous two-headed Emu

Comb-crested Jacana
We stayed at the delightful Jabiru Safari Lodge with Neil and Liz and Carol Isles took us out birding.