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.


Osprey on active nest

Unidentified Sea Snake, Horseshoe Bay

THe Koala population here is introduced


Blogger Matt said...

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

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

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

5 July 2011 at 21:38  

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