Abberton, Helidon, Queensland, Australia
March 25, 2013
(Click on the pictures for a closer view)
When I was little I was told not to play under the house because of "red-backs". Of course, the only red-backs I knew of then were the dangerous little spiders. These days, I'm more familiar with these beautiful little fairy-wrens.
These pictures were taken back on March 25, when Kay and Kevin too me to visit Bill and Eileen.
It was a fortunate time for the wildlife. Everything was recovering from rain and grasses and trees were thick and rich.
Thank you to all for letting me visit. I enjoyed walking around looking for birds while everyone else was hard working. Oh, well. Somebody has to be lookout.
I have some more pictures that I'll post later.
I recommend having a look at the Abberton website.
|Bill explained how the males find a small clearing down low|
so they can spread their wings and flutter about
and the girls can see their pretty red-parts.
|Trying to get closer to a girl.|
|At first this was ID'd as a "Salmon-striped Frog" however, it has now been confirmed as a "Cane Toad"|
|Eastern Water Dragon|
also known as Australian Water Dragon (Wikipedia)