Just a brief report on a camping weekend to the
Goodnight (SW of Gin Gin, Qld).
Set camp up coming onto dusk to calling
White-throated Nightjars. Early morning calls from an Owlet-nightjar before
investigating unusually insistent calls from what sounded like Azure
Kingfishers. Indeed, 3 Azures were on an exposed rock in the river performing
their Wing-waving Display. Continued for about 15 mins & was a new
experience for me.
The Goodnight is looking good with some early rain
this year. Red-tailed Black Cockatoos hung around the river & a pair of
young Bazas begged loudly near the campsite for most of the morning. Only one
adult was present & it had it's work cut out catching Phasmids for them.
Not much blossom evident so the ever present
Lewin's & White-throateds were only joined by the odd Scarlet Honeyeater. A
small patch (? feeding association) had Fairy & Large-billed Gerygones,
Brown Thornbills, Grey & Rufous Fantails, a single Spectacled Monarch &
more unusually, a pair of juv/imm White-eared Monarchs.
It's pretty straight forward getting to the
Goodnight off the Bruce Highway but if anyone needs details, just let me
ps, could I please have Ros Laundon's email if
anyone has it? Thanks.