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.
I have to get out more. Here are some photos of a Brown Goshawk that flew through when we were chasing dragonflies at Gold Creek back on March 24. The contrasts were a real challenge in the Australian sky.
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.
Last Monday was a pretty special day. It was filled with Australian meat pies and lots of good company, beautiful birds, blue sky, and sunshine. I got a little sunburnt. I took lots of photos and hope to add them little by little to this blog. Thank you to Mick and Rod. Our outings are always special and a major experience for me on my visits home.
If you have ever seen a wild sea-eagle pass by your nose, I’m sure you thrilled at their great size and powerful movement. No wonder eagles are such symbols of earthly magnificence. In the above slide show, we can see a young White-bellied Sea-eagle passing in front of an Australian Pelican. What a sight!
Below, are some of the huge birds that floated by us at the water’s edge of Lake Coolmunda, Queensland, Australia. All photos were taken within minutes.
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