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nut munchers

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoos on Magnetic Island are fortunate indeed. Not only is this small island off Townsville, QLD at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef… 63 more words


Cairns - Kuranda and Green Island

Left Townsville and had uneventful trip to Cairns passing sugar cane crops & banana plantations:

Arrived Cairns and found our accommodation at Cairns Sunland Leisure Park… 577 more words

The GBR Trip 2015

island parrots

Magnetic Island mid-way off the Queensland coast teems with parrots, including these Rainbow Lorikeets.


iridescent feathers

In the right light the Straw-necked Ibis has a shimmering ‘coat’ of iridescent feathers. They are graceful and slow moving large water birds that can be found throughout Australia and New Guinea. 27 more words


one crazy looking bird

The Striated Heron is known by a number of names including Mangrove, Little or Green-backed Heron. They stand still at the water’s edge and wait to ambush prey, eating mainly small fish, frogs and aquatic insects. 74 more words


blue-winged kookaburra

These lovely kookaburras are more like the traditional kingfishers. They have a smaller body and larger head than their southern relatives the Laughing Kookaburra.