Hi All, from Beerwah, Sunshine Coast, Qld,
This morning's walk was a really special Christmas gift, as if all the
birds knew it was a morning a bit different from usual.
Two White-faced Herons were building a nest in a tall eucalypt. Very talkative.
Six Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos went over with barely a whisper, and
about a minute later followed a single individual, bellowing, "Where are
you? Don't leave me. I can't find you!"
A Buff-banded Rail was foraging in a ditch, with two young in tow.
A single Dollarbird was back in the "Dollarbird tree" after a break of two
A Bush Hen was calling vigorously in thick scrub.
And I saw my first Needletails of the season over Beerwah (Mike), 25 of
them. But others have already seen them here this season.
And I damned well didn't take my binos.
And as I write there is a hell of a stoush going on among about eight King
Parrots. It's been going for about half an hour, and I can't work out the
intricacies of the problem. I left them to it. But it sounds like a
typical, serious Christmas family rift.
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51' 152º 56'
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