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16 02, 2012

Red-browed finch nest tragedy

February 16th, 2012|2 Comments

A pair of Red-browed Finches build a nest. I video recorded these delightful little birds on and off over 6 days in the middle of January. One of the birds did not seem to have a lot of experience, and [...]

15 02, 2012

I have a dragon in my garden

February 15th, 2012|Comments Off on I have a dragon in my garden

Well, not a real dragon, but a very primeval looking lizard. This Boyd's Forest Dragon was hanging around on the edge of the driveway. I had walked up and down the drive a couple of times today looking at the [...]

3 02, 2012

Fig Tree activity

February 3rd, 2012|Comments Off on Fig Tree activity

There is a fig tree in the rainforest outside my office, which can be a bit of a distraction. This week I photographed a Double-eyed Fig-parrot and a Fig Bird (see below). A Wompoo Fruit-Dove made an appearance, but [...]

1 02, 2012

Flowers, butterflies and birds…

February 1st, 2012|Comments Off on Flowers, butterflies and birds…

[singlepic id=65 w=320 h=240 float=none]The summer flowering Euodia is flush with clusters of pink flowers at the moment, attracting lots of butterflies and birds. I took these pictures yesterday afternoon.[singlepic id=63 w=320 h=240 float=none]It is a host tree for the [...]

23 01, 2012

Spectacled Monarch

January 23rd, 2012|Comments Off on Spectacled Monarch

This monarch really enjoys a bath. This photo was taken just before he/she hopped into the Tuscany bird bath. Yesterday I was video taping an adult and juvenile enjoying a dip at the Pioneer, they were chattering away, and in [...]

28 12, 2011

Clumsy exit from pouch

December 28th, 2011|Comments Off on Clumsy exit from pouch

Pademelon joey makes a clumsy exit from the mothers pouch. Then the joey nibbles on her ear before Dad comes close by. Note the usual sitting position of the pademelon, with the tail forward between the legs, and head [...]

24 12, 2011

Juvenile Riflebird showing his moves…

December 24th, 2011|Comments Off on Juvenile Riflebird showing his moves…

Today I caught this juvenile riflebird practising his dance moves amongst the ginger near the Tuscany Cottage. I particularly like his frenetic head swaying. Perhaps he shouldn't spit out seeds whilst performing though. http://youtu.be/muCspoN_Io4  

13 12, 2011

Pademelons at play

December 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Pademelons at play

Today a couple of young pademelons were play fighting out in the garden. I hate to think what's going to happen when they get older! http://youtu.be/CM4BRn7rWb8

10 12, 2011

Pademelons, young and old…

December 10th, 2011|Comments Off on Pademelons, young and old…

I stumbled upon this cutie.... a young pademelon on the path to the Beach Hut. [singlepic id=34 w=320 h=240 float=none]   Then later, this impressive male on our lawn. Click to see full size image, and battle scars. [singlepic [...]