Saturday, 3 December 2016

Second Day of Summer

Sacred Kingfisher

Michael's place, Queensland, Australia

December 2, 2016


Mick, Rod and I visited Michael Hare's place early on the second day of summer. After that we went for bit of a drive and I managed some new species for this blog. Sadly, I can only input 200 characters and can't include all the subjects in my labels/contents.

It was 39c in some places..

Anyway, we saw and heard some fantastic stuff. Thank you to Michael Hare for welcoming us to wander around and to Mick and Rod for bringing me.

Thank you to Rod for identifying the dragonflies.

Scarlet Percher

Diplacodes haematodes

Scarlet Percher

Diplacodes haematodes

Wandering Ringtail

Austrolestes Ieda

Scarlet Percher

Diplacodes haematodes

Spangled Drongo


Blue Skimmer

Orthetrum caledonicum

Red-browed Finch

Lace Monitor. I just discovered it is now called "Tree Goanna"



Eastern Water Dragon

Eastern Yellow Robin


Orange Threadtail

Nososticta solida

Straw-necked Ibis

Dusky Moorhen

Australian Reed Warbler

Australian Hobby

Australian Hobby

Blue Riverdamsel

Pseudoagrion microcephalum

Wandering Percher

Diplacodes bipunctata

Australian Tiger

Ictinogomphus australis

Pied Butcherbird

Black-fronted Dotterel

Black-fronted Dotterel

Little Friarbird


Restless Flycatcher



Fuscous Honeyeater







3 comments:

Stuart Price said...

Great selection of exotic birds Russell..........

Ollie Scully said...

Awesome Photos! I think that although it has been given another name this goanna species is stil classified as the Lace Monitor (Varanus varius), as Tree goanna has been another name for the species for a while-that's not to say that I have studied in this department, just done some research! Anyway, love the Drongo flight photo, and the dragonfly shots are spectacular!

John Holmes said...

Nice birds and stunning "herps" !