Hall of the Mountain King

Imagine standing high up on a mountain’s edge surrounded by giant old Bunya Pine trees. The wind gently bending the grass at your feet as you stare out into unending distant dream. No voices or traffic sounds, no vibrating phones. From far away you see something large and black cutting through the vast blue without effort. Thank you to Grieg for inspiring the name of the post.

Diamond Firetails

Here’s a new bird for my blog. Photos aren’t so great but nice records nonetheless. These are tiny little Diamond Firetails as seen with Mick and Rod at Girraween back in March, 2019.

Prince Henry with Mick

Prince Henry Drive is always a special place for a wander. Best enjoyed with good company. I always remember the highlights of each walk and who I was with. I remember I was with Kevin, Kay and Plaxy when I got one of my favourite Grey Goshawks pics there. This time Michael Atzeni and I shared views of a passing Regent Bowerbird, as well as many other treats. Maybe my favourite picture of the day is of a Red-browed Finch which was channeling the forces of all the known universes through a single, freshly acquired branch of grass seeds. The little bird seemed so calm and confident with such a responsibility. Makes all our election fears, global and social anxieties on this small planet seem meaningless in their brief passing. It was such a wonderful thing to witness with Mick.

Olive-backed Oriole

Olive-backed Oriole

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Lewin’s Honeyeater

White-throated Needletail

White-throated Needletail