Some images from guest photographers Bernice Sigley, Mike Peisley, Vanessa Ryan, Ross Naumann and Raelene Neilson.
Or something. Some photos taken on the weekend at Raels and Kim’s rainy front-yard.
Images from guest photographer Raelene Neilson.
A backyard bird bath is a win-win — the birds will visit and the bird-fan will welcome each visitor. The only problem is how much time can a bird-watcher sit and watch before other things call? The simple things in life can be the best indeed.
Here is a selection of images taken by Raelene at her ground level bird-bath at Geham, north of Toowoomba.
A beautiful, impressionistic image of a young echidna on the move on a sunny spring morning.
Although the echidna is Australia’s most widely distributed native mammal, very little is known about this egg-laying mammal. A study of echidna reproductive behaviour is underway and the University of Queensland is seeking information of sightings of echidnas in the south-east Queensland area. If you see a live or dead echidna please contact Trish LeeHong.
Fellow Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officer Raelene Neilson recently journeyed to Brazil and Argentina with some colleagues. Sounds like a great time was had. Here are a couple of Raelene’s wonderful images from the trip.
Black water, white sandy beaches, lush green jungle forests with tall emergents of fruiting kapok trees.
Early morning birding explorations in canoes listening to strange and wonderful birdsong with the low rumble of distant howler monkey calls in the background.
Quietly floating through the flooded forests disturbed by loud splashes beside the canoe from green iguanas dropping out of the trees above.
Silhouettes of colourful toucans in the bare branches of dead trees.
Glimpses of movement through the forest — brown capuchin monkeys darting from tree to tree.
The occasional swoosh of air through water close by the canoe — pink river dolphins fishing for orange-bellied piranha.
A truly wonderful experience.