Monday, 12 January 2015

Birds and Bees

Wader Count time again. As this one was in the middle of the day with the weather very hot and humid, we were not looking forward to doing it this time round, and did not know what to expect bird wise. 

Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

 Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Some starting to show colour

1294 birds of 10 species were recorded - Pied Oystercatcher,
Lesser & Greater Sand Plover, Red-capped Plover, Eastern Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper,Gull-billed Tern.



Part of the flock of small waders.

Samphire showing beautiful colour

Bees
Just as we were leaving the wader flats we found this swarm of bees.

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Most of the time we see White-headed Pigeon they are high up in the trees or flying past. This family were in our mango tree, two adults and one young just after Christmas Day.
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White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)



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Monday, 3 November 2014

Camp at Cedar Grove

At the beginning of October we had the honour of hosting a Birds Queensland Camp based at Cedar Grove in the Mary Valley. 107 species were recorded over the 4 days, with apart from Cedar Grove, other places visited being Amama, Amamoor Creek and Stirlings Crossing. For a full list go to Birds Queensland Camp Cedar Grove Bird List in my pages.
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Crested Shrike-tit (Eastern Race) (Falcunculus fontatus)


Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)(Male)


Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla)


Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)

Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus)(Male)




Spectacled Monarch (Symposiarchus trivirgatus)

Varied Sittella (White-headed Race)(Daphoenositta chrysoptera)




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