Tawny Grassbird (Cincloramphus timoriensis)
Singing for Christmas at the ‘Barn’, near Dayboro, SE Qld This one was taken two years earlier at ‘The Crossing’, Draper, SE Qld in March 2020
Recently I visited Wappa Dam near Yandina in SE QLD with Linda to try and get some images and video of Cotton Pygmy-goose, we ‘struggled’ with light on the first morning, spending nearly 3 hours trying to get reasonable sunshine on the birds, however were much more successful the next day….we returned later in the […]
Have been getting some interesting video of this species Elseyornis melanops close to my residence near Rush Creek (Dayboro, SE Qld) This clip was taken hand-held (….without a tripod) hope it’s not too ‘jumpy’. Spring is in the air…..
Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo at the barn
Captured this footage of the Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) in early-November 2021 with a Canon RP and RF 800mm IS F11 hand-held. I think I may have discovered a new ‘martial art-form’, trying to hold a telephoto lens steady whilst several blowflies crawl up and down your bare-legs, and in and out of your facial-orifices, […]
Filmed this Black-eared Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx osculans) at Sundown National Park in Southern Queensland in November 2020.
Superb Lyrebird…in Queensland!
Finally managed to see the northern race of Superb Lyrebird in Queensland (ssp edwardi) This male was approaching Bald Rock Creek at Girraween National Park for a drink at dusk when we noticed him fly up to a tree. The footage is short and very poor (taken with a handycam) but shows clearly what a […]
Young riflebirds ‘hang-out’
During mid-November 2020 up to 10 young Paradise Riflebirds (Lophorina paradisea) were observed ‘practising’ their courtship-dance at Mt Glorious in SE Queensland. Unfortunately the day that I filmed this was particularly cloudy and dull. Sadly I didn’t see any adults performing.
This Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) was calling at Mt Glorious in mid-November, in the background you can hear a Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
Flight-training for Kites
This young Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura) was recorded undergoing ‘pre-flight training’ by it’s parents at Samsonvale, SE Qld in November 2020. The footage was captured on a Panasonic HC-VXF1 handycam whilst walking the owners dog first thing in the morning. Note the kites premier nuisance, several Torresian Crows ‘making-mischief’ loudly in the background.
Recently I was privileged to be invited to spend a couple of hours studying returned wading-birds at the Manly Marina Roost-site. The Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) is an uncommon summer-migrant to our area and I’ve struggled to get any imagery in the past. The pics and clips were recorded with a Swarovski STS85 scope and […]