Bird Walking Track and Sanctuary at Bribie Island

http://www.sunbittern.com/bribie%20birds.html The Pumicestone Passage is a wonderful area for birds and there are several vantage points from the numerous beaches. Raptors are common and include spectacular White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Ospreys and Brahminy Kites. Waders, including the globally-threatened Eastern Curlew, are plentiful on the mudflats, especially in summer, and you might even spot a majestic Black-necked Stork.Continue reading “Bird Walking Track and Sanctuary at Bribie Island”

Rainbow Lorrikeets in the White Gum Trees at Russell Island

Originally posted on Birds Australia:
A rosella is one of five to eight species of colourful Australian parrots in the genus Platycercus. Platycercus means “broad-tailed” or “flat-tailed”, reflecting a feature common to the rosellas and other members of the broad-tailed parrot tribe. Their diet is mainly seeds and fruit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosella Rosellas feed predominantly on seeds…

Kookaburras at Russell Island

Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. Kookaburras are carnivorous. Kookaburras are known to eat the young of other birds, mice, snakes, insects and small reptiles. The Laughing KookaburraContinue reading “Kookaburras at Russell Island”

Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island

  The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Lorikeet Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers.[9] NectarContinue reading “Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island”

Lamb Island Queensland…Kookaburra and Butcher Bird

http://www.willyweather.com.au/qld/brisbane/lamb-island.html It is wonderful being back in my cottage on Lamb overlooking the sand at Stradbroke Island from the front window, and chatting with the curlews as they pose amidst the shrubs and trees in the garden. It is also great to see the Kookaburra that lived here and he has grown from a cheekyContinue reading “Lamb Island Queensland…Kookaburra and Butcher Bird”

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