Wildlife

Osprey

Photographing Eastern Osprey in Hervey Bay

Getting to watch an Osprey is always a magical experience, they’re skilled hunters and dramatic in flight.  Earlier this week in Hervey Bay we were lucky enough to see a good number of Eastern Osprey at Urangan, Dundowran and Gatakers Beaches.  These photos were all…

Koala

Koala in the Brisbane neighbourhood

Koalas are an internationally recognized symbol of Australia so it’s not surprising when I’m asked by people overseas whether they live in my garden.   They’re really fussy on what trees they like so they’re not likely to venture into my yard often but they are…

Sacred Kingfisher

Australian Birds – Sacred Kingfisher

The Sacred Kingfisher has a wide habitat and around Brisbane you see them in woodlands, forests, mangroves and river valleys.  They aren’t generally a suburban bird but we’re lucky enough to have two adults and a chick regularly visiting the trees in our garden and…

Australian Brush Turkey

Australian Birds – Brush Turkey

How cute is this? When we were out at the Pine River Osprey House there were several of these really young Brush-Turkeys wandering around the picnic area.  Despite being very young they show no fear of people or the Grey Butcher Bird who seemed determined…