Obi Obi Creek, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Birds, Wildlife & Flowers – Queensland, Australia

Twice over the last couple of months I’ve been lucky enough to visit a nice natural environment north of Maleny, in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, north of Brisbane. Birds, plants, flowers, Obi Obi Creek, nice forest… you get the picture :). On my second visit I was thrilled to snap a rushed pic of a beautiful little Rufous Fantail bird (Rhipidura rufifrons), so please take a look at that a bit further below. Here are some pics:

Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Obi Obi Creek
Obi Obi Creek - Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Fungi
Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

An Australian goanna / Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) appears to have a big yawn, with the light shining through from the far side, illuminating the blood vessels in its mouth :).
Goanna / Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) - Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Either a Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus) or a Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti)
Either a Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus) or a Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti) - Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) - Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Would anyone please like to suggest the names of the next two birds?
Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Brown Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia amboinensis)
Brown Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) - Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Here’s my photo gallery covering two enjoyable visits.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature

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About disci7

Hobbyist & part time photographer. I enjoy photographing sport (especially basketball, surfing, triathlons, cycling, running & softball), nature and birds.
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2 Responses to Obi Obi Creek, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Birds, Wildlife & Flowers – Queensland, Australia

  1. wonone1 says:

    I am a newcomer to Maleny and am happy to see such creative site as this! A great expression of a nature-loving heart!

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