Sunday, 3 July 2011

Magnetic Island

We've just spent a marvellous week on Magnetic Island. Here's a few shots in no particular order. New species for my list included Varied Triller, Dusky Honeyeater, White-eared Monarch, Magpie Goose and, ahem, Brown Boobies. The highlight remains the amazing number of Bush Stone-curlews (see previous post).

Varied Triller

White-eared Monarch. One of two juveniles/immatures with identical markings. Interestingly enough, much lighter-headed than field guides' depiction of both juvenile and immature but with much stronger wing markings than juvenile. HANZAB states 'First immature: poorly known'. Maybe this helps. Maybe I got the wrong species.

Olive-backed Sunbird

Little Egret

Rainbow Bee-eater

Magpie Geese

Brown Boobies where seen during the ferry crossing from Townsville.

Whimbrel

Osprey on active nest

Unidentified Sea Snake, Horseshoe Bay

THe Koala population here is introduced

2 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

Is there anything better than a koala wedged in a tree?

5 July 2011 21:22  
Blogger Matt said...

I reckon that's an Elegant Sea Snake...

http://www.travelling-australia.info/Infsheets/Hydrophiselegans.html

5 July 2011 21:38  

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