Saturday, November 18, 2006

Townsville Trip Nov 2006

Bower Bird Nest seen in a public park at Townsville Nov 2006


Cocconut Trees - Loaded!

Frill-necked Lizard

Pacific Black Duck

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Magnetic Island

13th November 2006

Magnetic Island & Magnetic Island National Park, North Queensland

Bird & Wildlife List:

Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Bush-Stone Curlew
Helmeted Friar Bird
Rainbow Bee-eater
Welcome Swallow
Spangled Drongo

Rainbow Skink

View of Arthur Bay in Magnetic Island National Park 13/11/06

Bush-stone Curlew sleeping at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island National Park, 13/11/06

Magnetic Island Rainbow Skink, Magnetic Island National Park 13/11/06

Magnetic Island Rainbow Skink, Magnetic Island National Park, 13/11/06

Silver Gull - Magnetic Island 13/11/06

Juvenile Crested Tern, Magnetic Island 13/11/06

Our Family

Monday, September 18, 2006

Headington Hill Landscape 17/09/2006

Headington Hill Landscape, South East Queensland (17/09/2006)

Budgerigar's at Budgee!! 17th September 2006

I recently saw a post on another bird blog that I follow, of recent photographs of Budgies in the wild.  I have only ever seen them in the wild once at that was at a family members property at Budgee (near Greenmount) in South-East Queensland on 17th of September 2006.

I have found my post from the time that i submited to the Toowoomba Bird Observers which gives a little bit more information.

{Sunday 17th September, Witnessed a large group of Budgerigar's (about 20 at rough count) at a private property, Budgee, East Greenmount. Property owners said that this was the third day that the birds had been present. They were grazing on the lawn and also in flowering gum trees. Took quite a few photographs. Brendon checked his records as he had seen them in this location years before.  His last record of Budgerigar's at East Greenmount was 14 April 1988. Very exciting find, even though just out of the "Toowoomba" area.}

I have had a look for the photos that I took at the time, and they are rather poor, due to the camera and my then lack of experience, but they have a date stamp and do documment the sighting.  We are have not yet seen these birds in the wild again.  J.G. 22/02/2012

Budgies at Budgee, East Greenmount, 17/09/2006

17/09/2006 (Budgee, East Greenmount, Qld)