Last week we went away to Kingaroy a few hours drive north from where we live, naturally it rained. No sunsets but something pretty nonetheless. We were driving alongside an area of wetlands hoping to get some good bird shots when I spotted this little bloke on a Thistle head.
We weren’t disappointed with the Egret.
I know, Swans are supposed to be graceful. But this one must have had a cramp.
Now we are doing graceful.
This Water Hen decided to show off her fluffy white knickers.
This Shag happily posed for the camera, it was more interested in watching some cattle just out of the picture. If you open the picture in a new window you will see the beautiful pattern on the feathers.
I had to traipse through dripping rain forest in unbelievable conditions to snap this Eastern Yellow Robin. Okay how about a mile there and back to a waterfall to get it?
By the time I walked back up to the top I considered having a lung transplant, it was worth it for the picture though.
Last but not least a scenic view back through the forest.
The forest is located in the Bunya Mountains south of Kingaroy. Definitely worth a visit for the bushwalking and birdlife. The Bunya tree, Araucaria bidwillii is an ancient, large coniferous pine. Its cones are as big as your head and the nuts are very tasty. These trees were dinosaur food, though after looking at the branches you would wonder why. I will see if I have a decent shot of one for next week. I hope you enjoy the pictures.