Well since the last blog we have moved on to Ingham, only about an hour north of Bluewater.
It’s your typical North Queensland country town but they do have a jewel in their crown….. The Tyto Wetlands.
We have been going mornings and afternoons for the last 5 days and it’s just fantastic for birdwatching.
The path is a very wide mowed strip of grass so besides looking down for snakes….. you have plenty of freedom to look around for birds.
It’s very open there and we have seen quite a few flybys, a Pacific Baza, Brown Goshawk, Whistling Kites, the usual Darters and Herons etc. but boy you have to be quick.
Anthony has missed out on those but we are here a bit longer so will keep trying.
Yesterday we spotted the Little Kingfisher, he is always in the same area but hardly comes out from the shade of the trees so we will have to be really patient there to get a good photo. The bird list here is really impressive, it would be nice to hang out here indefinitely to see new birds coming in, everyday we have seen something different but we will move on north next week, and visit again on our way back south around October. We have also been blessed with fantastic weather, blue skies every day so lucky as the bad weather only just broke the day before we came here.
Anthony has captured some amazing photos, many have been chosen for the Flickr Gallery of Excellence. He is very happy. So we will do more blogs of Tyto as the photos come in.
There’s other amazing places to see within an hours drive from here, Wallaman falls and Broadwater National Park and the coast so we are also looking forward to visiting them over the next few days. Enjoy the pics and bye for now.
Steph and Anthony.