I have enjoyed a few more visits to one of my favourite places, Dilkusha Nature Reserve, north of Maleny, in South-East Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia. The variety of beautiful birds, plants and flowers is very impressive. Here are some photos:
Section 1: Two Visits in 2012:
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Little Shrike Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
The inquisitive and ‘not at all shy’ Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscarpa)
Female Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2012 visits to Dilkusha Nature Reserve.
Section 2 – Visit in early June 2013
Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Look closely – an Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), ‘bathing’ upside down in a little waterway or gutter beside the track
This was the first time I’d ever seen a Fan Tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) at Dilkusha
This was also the first time I’d ever seen or heard a Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) anywhere
A reminder of the late Autumn / early Winter season
Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery from my June 2013 visit to Dilkusha Nature Reserve.
Again, here’s my photo gallery covering my 2012 visits to Dilkusha Nature Reserve.
EDIT: On 11 August 2013 I added 48 new photos to the above gallery, from a recent visit to Dilkusha in August 2013.
Thanks so much for looking.