Tuesday 23 December 2014

Eastern Koel (juvenile)

Here's a juvenile Eastern Koel from our place in Bondi. He has spent the last three days begging from the same spot in the same tree. Its host appears to be a Red Wattlebird.

Monday 8 December 2014

Lamington NP

Lamington National Park is off the bucket list. What a place! I caught up with a few lifers though didn't get shots of them all: Rufous Scrub-bird (2 seen, 4 heard), Albert's Lyrebird, Australian Logrunner, Paradise Riflebird, Russet-tailed Thrush and Wompoo Fruit-dove. Dipped: Marbled Frogmouth, Sooty Owl, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove and Pale Yellow-Robin will have to wait. Australian Logrunner: I've wanted to see this species for a long time. It did not disappoint. They are very confiding and present in all suitable habitat. The approach to the Treetop walk was the easiest place to see them.
Lamington Crayfish Euastacus sulcatus: This endemic to the area was a real unexpected bonus.
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
Wonga Pigeon
Brown Cuckoo-dove
Rufous Fantail
Eastern Yellow-robin
Superb Fairy-wren
Red-necked Pademelon
Red-? Pademelon
Common Ringtail Possums
Giant Panda Snail. About the size of a tennis ball. This was the only thing I managed to spotlight on my search for the Marbled Frogmouth.

Thursday 4 December 2014

Uncle Pete's (Raleigh, NSW)

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Red-browed Finch
Tawny Grassbird
Tawny Grassbird

Monday 1 December 2014

Seal Rocks, NSW

Scarlet Honeyeater
Dragon sp. (yet to be identified)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Sunrise from the Surfing Seal