It is school holidays and that means there are people everywhere. It did not make for the best birding conditions, but we had fun. Amongst the screaming, running, yelling children and the roaring, rumbling massive four-wheel-drives catching the ferry to Fraiser Island, there were no quail to be found. I think during school holidays, Black-breasted Button-quail vacation somewhere quiet inland. We had a lovely time regardless and I am very grateful. We added some birds to the year list and I got two lifers: Fairy Gerygone and Mangrove Honeyeater.
|Fairy Gerygone, cute as!|
|I love this look he is giving me.|
|Little Shrike-thrush, new for the year.|
|Noisy Friarbird just because they are cool.|
|Lynn's lifer Red-backed Fairy-wren (black and backlit is a bad photo combo).|
|Not sure what is happening here, but it makes an interesting photo.|
|Lynn's lifer Shining Bronze-cuckoo in a more dignified pose.|
|An immature Brown Honeyeater|
|Yes, were were at the seashore! Here's an Eastern Curlew.|
|This lovely Varied Triller was new on the year list.|
|Just a few of scores of platelets that we saw between the campgrounds (but no dang quail).|
|Wompoo Fruit-dove high over head. They are gorgeous! (this photo not withstanding).|
Birds. Peace. Love. Earth. Laughter. Music.