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Birds

More "dam" visitors!

As the rainy season approaches our wetlands-dam is now pretty low and home to lots of water-birds looking for lunch in the shallows.  Here are two Magpie Geese and top left you can just see a White-faced Heron. read more...


The first "Buffy"

This is an old photo - this morning it was lovely to hear the first call of a Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher. They're arriving a little later than normal as they usually migrate from New Guinea around October, for their breeding season. This one had flown into a... read more...


Dusky Honeyeater

This is the time of year when the stunning Flame-of-the-Forest vine in front of our house puts on a spectacular, although all-too-brief, display - to the delight of all our various Honeyeaters.  This afternoon this little Dusky Honeyeater gave me the beady eye!   read more...


A stunned Honeyeater!

I was about to walk into one of the bungalows and at first thought there was a big leaf on the doormat - just in time I saw it was a little Honeyeater which must have flown into the door. They are quite difficult to identify as the Lewin's, Yellow-spotted and... read more...


"Buffy"

Most of our beautiful adult Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers have now migrated back to New Guinea, leaving the youngsters to follow shortly. This little fellow was lucky - flew into the window right in front of Peter! Happily he soon recovered and flew off (er,... read more...


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