Monday, January 23, 2012


I got a decent shot of a Pale-headed Rosella recently feeding on some seeding grass across the road.
We have a small group in the neighbourhood that sometimes visit our feeder.

Pale-headed Rosella

Another local has been tending his mound down the bottom of our backyard.
It's a massive construction he's prepared for the female to lay her eggs and that he continuously maintains to keep the temperature at 35 degrees for successful incubation. Big job but with his massive feet he's up to the task.  
Brush Turkey

This immature Blue-faced Honeyeater came in to hunt for insects around the cocos palm.
It won't get the striking blue facial skin of the adult until about 16 months old.

Blue-faced Honeyeater

The next picture isn't great but it's a record shot of a Sooty Owl, my first sighting of this elusive species after a tip off from a friend (thanks Russ!) who had found the bird roosting in a piccabeen palm in a local rainforest reserve.The view through my binos was better than this shot suggests, although it was a neck breaker and about 20 metres straight up.  

Sooty Owl

Below is an illustration of what a Sooty Owl should look like, courtesy of John Gould.