Sunday, October 27, 2013

Three new bird sightings in one day at our patch 27/10/13

During a short afternoon walk around our patch, I was delighted to see three new bird species for our patch!  These were the Superb Blue Fairy Wren, Little Friarbird and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters.  This weekend was the local Toowoomba Bird Census count, however we are just outside of the designated census area, we all decided to take note of the birds we saw at our own patch over the weekend. The list is as follows:

Superb Blue Fairy Wren*
Red-backed Fairy Wren
Yellow-faced Honeyeater*
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird*
Sacred Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Scaley-breasted Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Australian Magpie
Magpie Lark
Crested Pigeon
Common Bronzewing


Little Friarbird

Yellow-faced Honeyeater


Superb Blue Fairy Wren - with a worm

Red-Necked Wallaby

Unsure on the ID on this one?

Potter Wasp

Potter Wasp - These Wasp's are massive - the photo isn't as clear as I would have liked - but I was hesitant to get too close!

Sacred Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher - returning to a branch after flying at the termite mound with it's beak to create a hollow.

Sacred Kingfisher creating a hollow in a termite mound.

Crested Pigeons

Crow with silk cucoon 

One Crow watching on as the other pulls apart its prize silk cucoon.

Sunset through the scrub.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Boxing Red-Necked Wallabys 21/10/13

These photos are taken from a long distance away - but I couldn't resist taking them as we watched these red-necked wallabies boxing and giving each other a hard time late one afternoon.  J.G.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

First Koala Sighting in 8 Months at Jarowair 15/10/13


Late afternoon Brendon heard the distinctive sound of a Koala sounding his mating call.  We all went off for a walk down the back of the property and it wasn't long before we found this healthy male Koala high in a Gum Tree.  This Koala is the first one we have seen since February 2013. This Koala was very healthy looking and his eyes and rump were in good condition thankfully.  He could still be found the following day in another gumtree - no matter how many times you see a Koala in the wild - it is a sight you never get tired of.  J.G.

Koala up-high.