The Great Aussie Bird Count is on again and started today.

Count now and count often!

A tiny Brown Thornbill, spotted just now from the veranda.

While other birds rest in the shade or feed quietly in the middle of the day, the thornbills are active hunting bugs.

The view from Rex Lookout, looking back to the Kuranda National Park. Behind that headland is Palm Cove and Trinity Beach.

Plumed Whistling Ducks at Dawn.

The bird hide at Hastie's Swamp near Atherton isn't exactly close to the birds at dawn, but you do get a lot of fly-bys.

A fairly ordinary photo of a Collared Sparrowhawk I just saw from our veranda at home. There seemed to be two of them, but I couldn't get a photo of the second as the sun was directly behind it.

Got around to processing some more photos from the trip.

This delightful (and popular) spot, is Horseshoe Bay, at Bowen, QLD.

Black Kites are possibly the most common Kite in Eastern Australia. You see them along highways pretty much everywhere outside of major built up areas, usually cruising around looking for roadkill, or at roadkill on/near the roads.

The backlit wings of a Little Wattlebird.

Alas, his head was turned away, otherwise this would have been a great shot, instead of just a reasonable one.

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Grande aigrette (dรฉpt Vienne, nikon d5600, sigma 150-600 mm, 10/21)

An Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus) spotted at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 11 Oct 2021. It flew in and landed on this branch next to the path and stayed there for a while, as if checking on us humans in its forest. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Olive-winged Bulbul is a common local forest bird.

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An immature Little Friarbird, Philemon citreogularis ssp. citreogularis.

Seen in the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

Some macropods we saw at the Undara Lava Tubes National Park.

A Mareeba Rock Wallaby (whose response to scary things is to pose photogenically)
A Pretty-faced Wallaby (I think)
A female Wallaroo (she had a joey in pouch)
And a male Red Kangaroo.

And this tiny fellow is a Weebill. Named, because it has a small bill.

Also, I think, a new bird for me.

The White-throated Honeyeater. This tiny honeyeater was very curious and at one point perched so close to me to check me out, that I could not focus on him.

Pretty sure this is a new species for me.

The somewhat flighty Pale-headed Rosella. These fellows really don't like having their photo taken and usually scarper as soon as you get within 20m of them.

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