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Two bush turkey (Alectura lathami) chicks hatched from the pile of mulch in my back garden recently. I took this photograph yesterday in the back garden in Noosa.


Cassowaries Mating in the Daintree

On very public display at Cooper Creek Wilderness in the Daintree …   Cassowaries mating on Neil Hewett’s back lawn on Wednesday August 1, 2012. If you would like to visit the oldest surviving rainforest on earth and/or learn more about Cooper Creek Wilderness, click here:

Enchanted Pools, Sierra Nevada, California

Jennifer, I would like to share a photograph of a ‘magical place’ from a cross-country hike, from several years ago, of the Enchanted Pools loop, in the Northern Sierras. The amateur photographer is tiocampo. Here’s a link to all of the photos taken by Frank Farmer (aka tiocampo) on that day. He includes a [...]

Beach Stone Curlew at Sandy Straits

Jen, The Beach Stone Curlews (Esacus giganteus) are more common up north but are getting rare at the southern end of their range. It should be the other way round if AGW was real. We travel and camp in these sorts of small boats.   Jim  (Sandy Straits, Queensland)

Lake Eyre, Still Flooding

For the last three autumns, Lake Eyre in central Australia has received runoff from good flooding rains. These photographs were taken by Rhyl as she flew from Quilpie to Birdsville to Lake Eyre in July 2010. And the flood waters are arriving again this year. Wild flowers as a mass of yellow from the air. [...]

Orange-thighed Tree Frogs: Part 2

Neil Hewett, who lives in the Daintree, posted on Orange-thighed Tree Frogs in October 2007.   That blog post has gathered a couple of recent comments, including from Shane Panton near Coffs Harbour, NSW, claiming to have Orange-thighed frogs mating on his property … And start here with planning for your holiday in North Queensland… [...]

A Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo and Two Messages for Australian Readers

THIS beautiful bird, a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, has been sitting in a tree outside my study perhaps wondering when I am going to refill the bird-feeder with some bird seed.   The few times I have walked outside this afternoon the bird has squarked, perhaps asking me to “fill it!” Meanwhile I have been posting a couple of messages at the [...]

More Birds in New York is Good News – Sorry about the Airbus

THERE has still been no official confirmation, but it seems likely that the airbus that ditched into the Hudson River last week was brought down by one, two or several Canadian geese. According to the New York Times:  “The cause is still under investigation,” said Stephen Sigmund, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New [...]

First Photographs of Trapped Whales

On Saturday I reported that 200 whales are trapped in ice in the Canadian Arctic. Today I received photographs of one of the groups of Narwhal trapped in one of the 11 open holes. The photographs were taken by Brian Koonoo.

An Old Queen Parrot

Since moving to the Blue Mountains late last year I’ve made some new friends including a King Parrot and a Magpie.   The young male King Parrot sits on my back landing and looks through the glass door into my study when the bird-feeder is empty.  Maggie, the Magpie, perches on a window sill and looks into the kitchen when she is hungry and notices I am feeding [...]