Birds

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 [...]

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  

7 12, 2011

Victoria’s Riflebird – Pioneer Cottage

December 7th, 2011|1 Comment

This was filmed just out from the deck of our Pioneer Cottage about a week ago.  I heard the typical wing clapping of a mating dance and looked out into the forest (you can hear the sound towards the end [...]

3 12, 2011

Silhouette Dancing

December 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on Silhouette Dancing

A male Victoria's Riflebird calls out nearly every afternoon from the top of a tall tree at the cottages.  Yesterday I went armed with my camera and recorded a lovely display in silhouette against the late afternoon sky. The [...]