Tag: SEQueensland

  • Buttonquail trailcam footage.

    Buttonquail trailcam footage.

    Whilst bird-walking locally this year (2023) I noticed an increase in the amount of buttonquail ‘platelets’ in the vine-forest scrub near the banks of the North Pine River. ‘Platelets’ are created by various species of Turnicidae when they spin around and kick the leaf-litter exposing the bare-earth whilst searching for invertebrates and seeds on the…

  • Cotton Pygmy-Geese

    Cotton Pygmy-Geese

    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…

  • Black-fronted Dotterel

    Black-fronted Dotterel

    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…..

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola

    Nice find on my dawn-walk this morning, a Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) singing on the side of Strong Rd.

  • Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo at the barn

    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,…

  • 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.

  • Green Catbird

    This Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) was calling at Mt Glorious in mid-November, in the background you can hear a Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)