"Birding Aus" <>
"Bill Jolly" <>
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 19:24:16 +1000
A Red-backed Kingfisher has been at a neighbour's place for a couple of
days. Jack Lund phoned me this-afternoon, when he finally got a good look at
it, and we popped around straightaway.
What a beauty! So very pale above the eye, that the black eyestripe stood
out dramatically. But no less dramatic than the fiery red rump, and overall,
not at all likely to be confused with the immature Sacreds that abound here
Red-backed Kingfishers turn up in the Lockyer Valley from time to time, but
we've never had one on the property at Abberton - not that we've seen here
anyway! We've had them a kilometre or so to the west, and now a kilometre or
so to the east - and Michael Atzeni has seen one on the wires immediately
outside our gate! Surely, our day must come!
But irrespective of whether the bird was on our home patch or not, he was a
very fine example of an inland kingfisher who has wandered out of the arid
zone for the pickings in the greenness of our valley.
Lockyer Valley, Queensland.
Visit our website at http://www.abberton.org <http://www.abberton.org>
Ph: (+61) 7 4697 6111 Fax: (+61) 7 4697 6056
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: