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Tony Ashton
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Eye to eye with Bush Stone-curlew
Eye to eye with Bush Stone-curlew in Townsville Town Common today. Intrusion over, bird speedily back on top of two eggs on ground nearby.
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Ospreys rise above Parks and Wildlife burnout
Look who's back on top of life after having nest and host tree burned down by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service: Osprey pair rebuilding lives and nest in nearby tree in Townsville Town Common Conservation Park. She's toey, but staying close to new nest....
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Dusky Moorhen stands out after owl's no-show
Dusky Moorhen pauses while attending to morning toilette in Townsville Palmetum. Not my target bird, but couldn't find Rufous Owl reportedly returned to former roosting spot near front gate. Another consolation prize after mystery shorebird vanished, Black ...
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Queensland Parks and Wildlife burn destroys Osprey nest
Remember this? And this? Or this? Now the scene is this. Queensland Parks and Wildlife burned east of road in Town Common Conservation Park yesterday. Nest - with, possibly, hatchling/s - gone. Tree mostly gone. Only one of the three resident Ospreys close ...
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Jacana puts best foot forward on the river
Few birds better at putting a best foot forward than Comb-crested Jacana. And few look better than this one in morning sunshine at Ross River Bush Garden, Townsville. Just up the river, Australasian Darter soaks up the sun. Close by, Little Bronze-cuckoo pa...
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