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Treepol

@Kitsafarithe parrots and robins showed very well this trip, 2 of my favourite species.

@PeterHGand @michael-ibkthats all for now, I won't be posting much more until I'm back from the Gulf country in August. Thanks for following along.

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@KiwiGranthis was my first trip to the Gulf country and I was very impressed with the landscape, scenery and wildlife. Thanks for the positive tick for Cobbold Gorge, I hope to get there someday.

@xelasand @Soukousthanks for your comments. The Gulf Country trip was great - lots of flashy birds and spectacular countryside. I'll write more in the TR, however there are other wonderful places betw

69. Rufous-throated Honeyeater, Adel's Grove, Queensland, July 2021.       70. Yellow-tinted Honeyeater, Adel's Grove, Queensland, July 2021.       71

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Welcome back Treepol, you've got some birds there that Id love to see. I haven't mustered up the courage to leave WA yet, but its just starting to niggle away at me a little now, so may need to plan a bit. Sounds like you're really on the move.

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Treepol

@elefromozleaving your state isn't the problem, its getting back ^_^.  You could come to Tasmania, we've been green for a long time and we gave direct flights, however there was a positive case in Launceston a few days ago (he left the state before obtaining test results!) so I'm not sure how that will play out with WA.

 

I'm due in the west at the end of the month and at the moment and 2 of the party are looking at changing flights to avoid Melbourne definitely and maybe Adelaide.

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64. Australasian Grebe, Lake Moondarra near Mt Isa, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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65. Pied Butcherbird, Lake Moondarra near Mt Isa, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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66. Indian Peafowl, Lake Moondarra near Mt Isa, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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67. Crimson Finch, Gregory Downs, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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68. Great Bowerbird, Adel's Grove, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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69. Rufous-throated Honeyeater, Adel's Grove, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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70. Yellow-tinted Honeyeater, Adel's Grove, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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71. Buff-sided Robin, Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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72. Paperbark Flycatcher, Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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73. Varied Lorikeet, Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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xelas

More lovely birds from Down Under!

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1 hour ago, xelas said:

More lovely birds from Down Under!

 

Agreed, and I'm keeping a list of all the places you visit - for when I am finally allowed back in.

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@xelasand @Soukousthanks for your comments. The Gulf Country trip was great - lots of flashy birds and spectacular countryside. I'll write more in the TR, however there are other wonderful places between Cairns and Karumba that this itinerary didn't include that would be easy to visit from Cairns. I'm thinking Undara Lava Tubes, Cobbold Gorge and the Gulflander train as well as some gems from this trip like Cumberland and Racecourse dams.

 

 

74. Silver-crowned Friarbird, Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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75. Sandstone shrike-thrush, Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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76. Black-chinned Honeyeater (Golden-backed sub-species), Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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77. Australian Pratincole, near Burketown, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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78. Bar-shouldered Dove, Burketown, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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I am enjoying this @Treepol. Bringing back great memories of our trip in 2009 from Cairns to Townsville to Lawn Hill Gorge, Karumba and back to Cairns and up to Daintree. Cobbold Gorge was great and we really enjoyed Karumba and Lawn Hill. Love your Australian birds and animals.

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@KiwiGranthis was my first trip to the Gulf country and I was very impressed with the landscape, scenery and wildlife. Thanks for the positive tick for Cobbold Gorge, I hope to get there someday.

 

79. Pied Stilt, Burketown, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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80. Australian White Ibis, Burketown, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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81. Grey Teal, Burketown, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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82. Red-winged Parrot, near Burketown, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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83. Blue-faced Honeyeater, Normanton, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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84. Sarus Crane, near Normanton, Queensland, July 2021.

 

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85. Red-headed Myzomela, Karumba, Queensland. July 2021

 

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86. White-bellied Sea eagle, Karumba, Queensland. July 2021

 

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87. Apostlebirds, Cumberland Dam, Queensland. July 2021

 

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88. Black-throated finches, Cumberland Dam, Queensland. July 2021

 

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89. Red-browed Pardalote, Cumberland Dam, Queensland. July 2021

 

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90. Comb-crested Jacana, Cumberland Dam, Queensland. July 2021

 

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91. Australian Pelican, Cumberland Dam, Queensland. July 2021

 

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92. Yellow Honeyeater, Georgetown, Queenstown. July 2021

 

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93. Crested Pigeon, Georgetown, Queensland. July 2021

 

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PeterHG

Many beautiful birds in your additions and approaching the century...!

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shazdwn

Wow I’m jealous of your sarus crane!  Great shots and looks like a great trip

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Peter Connan

Wow! Australia really has some stunning birds!

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Galana

Great stuff.

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@PeterHG@shazdwn@Peter Connan@Galanathanks for the encouragement. It was a great trip and the birds were beautiful, some I had seen before and about 20 were lifers. My favourite photo from the trip  is the Black-chinned Honeyeater.

 

94. Purple-crowned Fairywren, Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland. July 2021.

 

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95. Pale-headed rosella, Georgetown, Queensland. July 2021

 

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96. White-winged triller (female), Georgetown, Queensland. July 2021.

 

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97. Grey-headed robin, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. July 2021.

 

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98. Peaceful Dove, Cairns Esplanade, Queensland. July 2021

 

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99. Papuan Frogmouths, Daintree, Queensland. July 2021

 

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100. Leaden Flycatcher (female), Daintree, Queensland. July 2021

 

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101. Sacred Kingfisher, Daintree, Queensland. July 2021

 

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Dave Williams

Wow, that was a burst of speed up to the ton! Congratulations on passing that marker!

Is the Indian Peafowl wildly distributed or are they someones pets? 

Not that I'm querying it's validity in your BY of course!!!!

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@Dave Williamsthe peafowl population at Lake Moondarra was established about 40 years ago and is doing very well.  I found some information on the web that said one of the former General managers of Mt Isa Mines had a bird collection that included peacocks and peahens. The peafowl were moved to Lake Moondarra when the manager was transferred from Mt Isa.

 

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PeterHG

Congratulations on reaching the (first) hundred! Definitely looking forward to more.

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Tdgraves

Congrats on the century. Too busy liking the photos to notice the score!

 

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Peter Connan

Congratulations on the century!

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@PeterHG@Tdgraves@Peter ConnanThanks all! I'm afraid thats all for now, and unfortunately the trip to Western Australia is now in doubt :angry: so this may be a very short big year for 2021!

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Lovely birds and a great place to achieve your #100 bird!

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On 8/14/2021 at 8:05 PM, Treepol said:

@PeterHG@Tdgraves@Peter ConnanThanks all! I'm afraid thats all for now, and unfortunately the trip to Western Australia is now in doubt :angry: so this may be a very short big year for 2021!


I know how you feel, I was meant to fly to Broome on Sunday but Darwin just went into lockdown 😫

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