A family visit to Brisbane is giving us a chance to see a few birds we don’t see in the far north tropical lowlands as well as some familiar birds in a different environment – it is all most enjoyable.
Our first ‘outing’ was to Boondall Wetlands and Nudgee beach which had a less than promising start when we were confronted by this sign and the noise of a very busy Helicopter.
Further inquiries revealed that the control agent was biological which was a relief but there are still some concerns for us relating to the unknown effects this type of control may have on this habitat. Although it was certainly a pleasant relief not to be attacked by mosquitoes as we walked along the boardwalk through Mangroves it did seem rather strange. I was actually relieved when one landed on my arm! This is the link if you want further information –
We also managed a good view of Mangrove Gerygone (Gerygone levigaster) although no photograph good enough to publish.
And this Pale-headed Rosella is one of the frequent visitors to be found amongst the trees at my daughter’s home near Logan Village. There are many other birds to enjoy … and now I’m heading out to do just that.