|Left: Male King Parrot||Right: Female King Parrot|
There is a distinction between a 'birder' and a 'twitcher' in that the latter is meant to be paranoid about ticking off their sightings, and will go to great lengths to add to their prized list.
|Left: Immature Male Regent Bower Bird.||Right: Mature Male Regent Bower Bird on the wing.|
I neither heard nor saw Albert's Lyrebird. I neither saw nor heard the Wompoo Fruit Dove.
It is immensely difficult to photograph birds, especially if one is new to the activity, as am I. The little buggers flit!
|Left: Male Superb Fairy Wren (Blue-wren)||Right: Female Superby Fairy Wren (Jenny-wren)|
There can be just a few things nicer than walking a rainforest trail with light rain falling, and a cachophany of bird-calls resounding through the canopy. There were times when I was the only person in sight, and the birds were calling all around me, and sweeping past me from one side of the track to the other - enjoying the game. The camera went away then, I sat on a rock, and just enjoyed.
|Left: Eastern Yellow Robin||Right: Red-browed Finch|
The sweetest and friendliest bird was the Eastern Yellow Robin.
|Left: Brown Cuckoo-Dove||Right: Brush Turkey|
I think my favourite bird was the Logrunner. His camouflage is just great, and he digs so far into the forest floor, to disappear from sight beneath the debris, and all I could hear was the occasional chirp so his partner could still locate him.
|Left: Rufous Fan-tail||Right: Logrunner|
I heard the Green Catbird caterwaul many times, but not once did I see it.
|Left: Eastern Spinebill||Right: Crimson Rosella|
In total, I photographed 23 different species. Many of the shots are very poor. Not shown here, but languishing on my hard drive are: White-headed Pigeon, Wonga Pigeon, Top-knot Pigeon, Yellow-throated Scrub-wren, White-browed Scrub-wren, Lewin's Honeyeater, Eastern Whipbird, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail, Paradise Riflebird, and Bassian Thrush.
Next: Lord Howe Island at the end of February.