Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Early Birds get the worms

Photo by Lance Peters
Wildlife photographer Lance Peters from Horsham in Victoria took out the Daintree Wildlife Photographic Competition in 2009 with this photo of a Black Bittern. He took it at dawn on one of the famous Daintree Dawn River Tours.

Rolf from London, Suzy from Wiepa, Loz from Nottingham and I retraced Lance's steps on Saturday 22 November 2014. We saw plenty including Black Bitterns, Papuan Frogmouths, Shining Flycatchers and Azure and Sacred Kingfishers.

Ian "Sauce" Worcester
We went with Sauce from Daintree River Wild Watch and had a great old time,

Next up we shared an Egg & Bacon Pie on the picnic tables at the jetty, wow.

After that Rolf and I went on a Daintree Bird Walk and Rolf ended up with smashing looks at Lovely Fairy-wren and Pied Monarch both of which are target species on the walk.

There is no doubt about it Daintree Village is a top world class birding spot provided you go with good guides and go early in the summer.


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