Over the past 20 years of virtually living in Lamington NP I have been
lucky enough to see many Tiger Snakes and they have varied from nearly
black to the most beautiful golden colour. Stephen's Banded Snake is
also reasonable common in Lamington so it might be worth checking that
as a possibility. Could you please email me a photo.
Today I was lucky enough to see a Rufous Scrub-bird in Lamington about 4
km from Binna Burra . As always it was in dense, almost impenetrable,
vegetation but I was able to attract it to me with an Audubon bird
caller. It was about 5m away for about 5 minutes but it never showed
itself completely. I got 4 ticks for my year list but only one was for
L&L Knight wrote:
We normally return from our visits to Lamington via Duck Ck Rd - a
"rough" unsealed route that descends from the Plateau towards
Beaudesert. As is often the case, we passed more than a dozen
aspiring 4WD drivers travelling up the plateau in convoys yesterday.
Of course you don't have to be in a 4WD to traverse the road, as was
demonstrated by a "chopped" Honda Accord [probably had less than 10 cm
ground clearance] feeling its way at the halfway mark.
The thing that struck me at Green Mts this time was the tameness of
many birds - not just the parrots and turkeys round the feeders, but
also the birds well into the rainforest. There was an Eastern
Whipbird foraging in the open less than two metres from us, a
Yellow-throated Scrub-wren that hopped round our feet, a Rufous
Fantail that flew past our heads and a King Parrot that almost landed
on my head - 2 km from the feeder.
Of greater interest, I got some good photographs of a pale banded
snake that we flushed from the edge of the track - most likely a Tiger
Snake and the first pale "morph" that I've come across.
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