Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 26, 2010

Noosa Heads

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — admin @ 12:19 am

Weyba Creek

I am not sure exactly where I ended up, but there was a path and it went through the bush, so that was good enough for me. All that I knew was that I was on the eastern side of the bridge that went over they Weyba Creek. I was looking for the Weyba conservation area/park/thingie but I never found it. First thing I saw go over was a sea eagle, then I spotted some Noisy Miners and Crested Pigeons. A kookaburra was sitting up in a tree, some Masked Lapwings and Rainbow Lorikeets flew past, and I heard a few whipbirds.

There were quite a few Noisy Friarbirds, as well as some Little Friarbirds who were quite keen on this one particular little tree.

Little Friarbird
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)

Then this Spangled Drongo busted in and wanted that tree for his own roost. I think there may have been some juicy insects hanging around that area, and it may have been prime real estate. It was Noosa Heads after all.

Spangle Drongo & Little Friarbirds
Spangled Drongo muscles in on some Little Friarbirds

Butterflies

Seeing that I have been taking so many photos of butterflies lately, I have decided to dedicate a whole section to them. I am starting to really get into photographing butterflies. I may even have to start identifying them. I have no idea where to start. I may have to get a field guide or something, doh! Anyway I finally got a butterfly in flight, although it was hovering in the one spot.

Butterfly
Butterfly hovering

And I like this one because if you look closely you can see his weird little mouth and the eyes are all big and bug-eyed.

Butterfly
Butterfly

And I do not think I have seen one of these before.

Butterfly
Butterfly

And for an added bonus, here is a shot of a spider wrapping up its prey in its web. You can see the sticky stuff coming out of its rear end.

spider
Spider wrapping up prey in web

Noosa Heads bird list

Australian Raven
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Noisy Miner
Crested Pigeon
Laughing Kookaburra
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Dusky Moorhen
Masked Lapwing
Rainbow Lorikeet
Eastern Whipbird
Welcome Swallow
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Australian White Ibis
Spangled Drongo
Pied Currawong
Brush Turkey
Australian Magpie

1 Comment »

  1. A fantastic site for Identifying butterflies is Peter’s Brisbane Insects.

    http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_butters/index.html

    Highly recommended.

    Comment by admin — April 27, 2010 @ 9:57 am

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