Queens Park

Queens Park, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

October 2, 2014

Photo by my Mum

Enjoyed a nice afternoon at Queens Park back on October 2nd. These flower gardens were created for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers which had already finished by the time we got there. (The week before?) Anyway, it was still well worth the visit on a nice spring day.

Both my mum and I took these photos. The first six are by her. She used her Sony RX100iii and I  used my D800.

Through a Dirty Window

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia


 These pictures were taken through a window earlier this year. Although many Australian species are suffering from development some are fairing well with the trend of native plants being grown in suburban gardens. Some lorikeet species such as this Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, are regular visitors in the many gardens in south-east Queensland. If you plant native trees, they will come.

In Niigata, I went for a walk at Fukushimagata last Monday but things were warm and quiet (Except for a festival!). Apart from a sprinkling of ducks out on the wetlands I saw a young Northern Goshawk hiding in the reeds and later missed getting shots of an adult attacking flocks of starlings and sparrows. Too quick for my lens...with electric poles and cables in front of the subject....excuses...

Disappointed that trees had been cleared there and was told that they will knock down the observatory to build a new one in the middle of winter until April.....just when it's being used the most.

Cooler the last two days so I'm hoping migrations will be obvious soon.

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Birds of Toowoomba - Crested Pigeon.

 Crested Pigeon
(Toowoomba cemetery, December 29, 2010)

I was going to do a single post about the common birds of Toowoomba but realised it would end up being huge. So anyway, I'll occasionally post one species at a time.

I thought Crested Pigeon is a good place to start. I like these pictures and think that Crested Pigeons are delightful birds that can easily be seen in Toowoomba. They're often seen sitting on power-lines or house-hold TV aerials looking like their crest is working as part of the service, sending and receiving signals from/to somewhere.