Dilkusha Nature Reserve – Birds, Nature, Wildlife and Flowers – Queensland, Australia

Hi all

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)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) - Birds at Dilkusha; Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; 02 May 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.  (Dilkusha Nature Reserve)

Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Little Shrike Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Little Shrike Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The inquisitive and ‘not at all shy’ Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscarpa)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscarpa)? - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Female Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Female Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

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)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Look closely – an Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), ‘bathing’ upside down in a little waterway or gutter beside the track
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

This was the first time I’d ever seen a Fan Tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) at Dilkusha
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

This was also the first time I’d ever seen or heard a Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) anywhere
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

A reminder of the late Autumn / early Winter season
Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

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.

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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