Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Early morning action at Wonga Beach

An early morning walk along the Wonga Beach foreshore this morning presented us with a Barn Owl being harassed by other birds. Just at the end of Calophyllum Close is where the action was and the other birds involved were Black Butcherbirds, a Spangled Drongo and some un-seen Helmeted Friarbirds.

Image courtesy of True Wild Life

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Radjah Shelduck in Wonga Beach Creek.

Spotted in a creek off Oleander Drive just down from the Caltex Servo were two Radjah Shelducks. These north Australia ducks are not that common near the coast.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Cuckoo sort of day.

Where ever I went today there was a cuckoo. 
It started off at dawn with the Eastern Koel, not long after the Channel-billed Cuckoos and then Brush Cuckoos and Little Bronze-cuckoo (Gould's).
This was not over a few minutes it went on all day long!

Enjoy your birdwatching in Daintree.


Friday, January 11, 2013

White-throated Needletails over Wonga Beach

White-throated Needletails are rarely seen Summer visitors down the eastern half of mainland Australia. They breed in the Himilayas and virtually live on the wing following their insect food supply which may be pushed along by a weather front as is happening today at Wonga. Probably the largest of all the swifts and certainly the fastest which you will see if you can catch up with them. Often heard before seen.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Spotted Whistling Ducks on the Daintree River

Spotted Whistling Ducks have been seen on the Daintree River with Ian "Sauce" Worcester (mobile) on his dawn river trip. The sightings of these ducks in Australia is not common especially this far south. 


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Crested Hawk (old name) now called Pacific Baza

Again this morning along the southern part of Marlin Drive Wonga Beach.
Identify by call "ee chew, ee chew"
Birdwatching time in Daintree just before the rains.

Photo: Martin A. Hansen

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Pacific Baza Alert - Wonga Beach

Heard this morning a Pacific Baza in the southern part of Marlin Drive behind the houses from Lifu Close north.

Good Luck.