Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 13, 2013

Queensland Birding

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Ban Ban Springs, Queensland.

Ban Ban Springs in west of Bundaberg in Queensland. There is an actual spring bubbling out of the ground. There are lots of birds around the waters, both water-birds and bush birds.

Restless Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto)

You can hear these from miles away, with their distinctive scissor-grinder call.

Plumed Whistling-Duck
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)

This mob stayed in the same spot nearly all day.

female Red-backed Fairy-wren
female Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)

I walked along the road and heard fairy-wrens chirping away. I was delighted to find that they were Red- backed Fairy-wrens. I have been wanting to get a photo of these darling for years.

male Red-backed Fairy-wren
male Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)

And the male. What a beauty!

Apostlebird
Apostlebird (Struthera cinerea)

I love Apostlebirds. They are my favourite bird. They always come up right close and check me out.

male Plum-headed Finch
male Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta)

There were Double-barred Finch as well as Plum-headed Finch. This one is a male with the dark patch under the chin.

Forest Kingfisher
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)

These are the most beautiful blue colour.

Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus melanocephalus)

Race melanocephalus from Queensland. No striping under the chin.

Ban Ban Springs Bird List

Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)
Double-barred Finch
Plum-headed Finch
Great Egret
Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto)
Dusky Moorhen
Hardhead
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Apostlebird (Struthera cinerea)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Nankeen Night-heron
Australasian Grebe
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus melanocephalus)
Striped Honeyeater
Willy Wagtail
Grey Fantail
Purple Swamphen
Australian White Ibis
Great Egret
Black Kite
Australian Crow
Laughing Kookaburra
Eurasian Coot
Hardhead
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Magpie
Galah
Magpie-lark
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Dusky Moorhen
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-browed Scrubwren
Nankeen Night-heron
Australasian Grebe
Striped Honeyeater
Satin Flycatcher
Black-fronted Dotterel
Welcome Swallow
Spotted Turtle-dove

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