Bunya Mts and Sunshine Coast wildlife

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timmo
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Bunya Mts and Sunshine Coast wildlife

Many of these are not "best photos", but I'm still learning my way around the new camera...

Crimson Rosella
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Mr King parrot
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Mrs King Parrot
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Mr Satin Bowerbird
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Rufous Fantail
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Brown Cuckoo-Dove
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Male Rose Robin (at a distance)
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Apostlebirds huddling
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Eastern Yellow Robin (my best shot so far)
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Kookaburras
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White-browed scrubwrens

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White-eared monarch

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Other wildlife...
Red-necked Wallaby
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Lesser Wanderer
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Wanderer
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pacman
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thanks for the pics

I don't have an Apostlebird pic yet 

However, I suggest that the 2 pics labeled Whitebrowed Scrubwrens are actually Grey Fantails

Peter

soakes
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Wow, certainly a great collection of birds there, Timmo.  Well done!

- soakes

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

timmo
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Thanks Peter.

You're dead right, of course they're Grey Fantails - I was just checking who was paying attention... :-D

No, actually, I just posted in a rush and didn't think carefully about what I was doing.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

clif2
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nice variety of photos timmo, I would like to know where you saw the Rose Robin as I have only ever seen one and the photo I got is terrible, so I am keen for a chance of a better shot.

Regards

               Shane

Melboracis
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Cliff try "Hardings Paddock" off the Ipswich Boonah Rd - the Rose Robin and his Mrs were there last week - its a very special birding spot in Winter....

Steve

Melboracis
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Cliff try "Hardings Paddock" off the Ipswich Boonah Rd - the Rose Robin and his Mrs were there last week - its a very special birding spot in Winter....

Steve

timmo
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Hi Shane,

Where I saw that one was in the rainforest at the Bunya Mountains, but I have also seen them at Gold's scrub on Lake Samsonvale. I would expect that they'd be found in most rainforest-ish environments in and around SEQ.

Cheers

Tim

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

ScottTas
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Great series of photos, looks to me like things are going pretty well with the new camera!

Thanks for sharing,

Cheers,

Scott.

clif2
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Thanks Steve and Tim for the advice I was near Boonah and Lake Samsonvale  a couple of weekends ago so there is hope for me yet as they are such a lovely looking bird. I have been wondering whether we should make a topic on Birding places around Brisbane to help each other out and assist people traveling from outer state as there are a lot of places to visit that aren't mentioned elsewhere on the net and as you know you can visit a place on a given day and not see a lot of activity and other times it is running hot, so this might encourage people to try a spot again. I might mention this on the general section as well and see what others think.

Regards

               Shane

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Excellent shots Timmo. Well done mate. smiley

cathshane

Nice set of shots Timmo, well done getting the Satin Bowerbird.

timmo
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Shane, that sounds like a good idea - I have been learning of many new places to go just by looking at posts from yourself, Karen and others like Steve (ZambeziBoy) and birdie.

Thanks Akos, apart from the Eastern Yellow Robin and the butterfly shots, the images are very cropped. I was a bit disappointed with most of them myself, as very few were in good focus. I love the EYR shot, cause he let me creep up to about 2m away to take it.

Cath and Shane, there were so many Satin Bowerbirds about up there it was not too hard to get one. I noticed 2 bowers within metres of the road and the chuk-chukking of bowerbirds and catbirds came from the trees all around the place through the rainforest. The Bunyas are a truly magical spot, if you get a chance to go there, particularly for bird watching.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

Araminta
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Hi Tim, there is nothing I can add to what everyone else hasn't said already.Well done, I love them.

I know they are not birds, but they do fly, I like the last one of the butterfly.

M-L

cathshane

Hey Timmo, we get plenty of the females, but the males have been very elusive. We will keep trying though!

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Timmo well done with getting such a great selection.... I was just telling friends this week that I would love to plan a roaed trip to the Bunyas as I have heard it is special. Don't worry about not getting the quality of shot that you would like...... happens to me all the time when in the forest..... the light is not good . At least we have the shot to remind us and others of the great sightings we had.

I am in Brisbane this weekend and am gouing to go out tomorrow and have a look around the area up near Upper Kedron where I am staying. Funny thing was I saw my first spangled drongo in ages while just driving from the city out on Samford Rd ...it was on a powerline lol

Sunshine Coast Queensland

timmo
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That's pretty cool about the Drongo, birdie. They certainly seem to have left my folks place on the Sunny Coast in the last month or 2. I was interested to read here and in the various bird books I have around (esp. Reader's Digest CBoAB), that the drongo migrates both north and south from Queensland around March-April - mostly north, but some south and a few remain resident.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

clif2
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Hope the weather improves for you Birdie as it is raining consistently at the moment which has thwarted my plans somewhat for tommorrow, I have been out in the rain a few times and all I really got was wet clothes and camera, but can be a good time after the rain stops.

Regards

               Shane

clif2
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Well Tim you have certainly made me want to get up to the Bunyas and not just for the birds as I believe it is a good place for landscapes as well.

Regards

               Shane

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Yes Timmo.... i have read about the Drongos too. Some of them do stay around the coast all year round too.

Unfortunately it has been too wet to see anything except for the bedraggled Kookaburras and Pied Butcher birds taking shelter around the house smiley

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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