Paluma & the Coast (featuring the Golden Bowerbird)

Featured Image : The Golden Bowerbird of Paluma.


 

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The View from a Lookout at Paluma
Greetings from the Crystal Creek Caravan Park!! ( at the foot of the Paluma Range).
Well this is certainly the place to base yourself if you want to explore the area.
It’s only 20 kms up to Paluma, there is a very steep narrow range road to traverse and after our last visit two months ago I swore I wouldn’t go up there again. The road is fine but seems to attract a few ‘wallies’.
Being a Monday we thought we would be relatively safe and it was fine, we only passed a few cars up and down so that was a bonus. Anthony of course only had one thing on his mind……The Golden Bowerbird.
We have been looking and looking for a few years now and never seem to be in the right place at the right time but this morning all the stars aligned and as soon as we saw the bower….with a gorgeous male sitting out the front doing some decorating…..we knew we were in for a treat…Things got even better when another male flew in attempting a Bower takeover.
It was pretty much action packed for at least the two hours that we were there. We got some great photos and video……they weren’t bothered by us at all as they were so busy trying to outshine each other, chase each other and also the occasional dive bomb each other. We only fleetingly saw a female come in and they both reacted straight away…like it was ‘Showtime’.🤩🤩
We never saw either of the males go back down to the bower which was a shame as we would have liked some pics of the decorating but we couldn’t have asked for a better day, we couldn’t believe our luck.
We also managed to walk around 5 kms through the beautiful rainforest to a couple of lookouts and a little creek/ waterfall. Also of course Birthday Creek falls where the Bowerbirds are.

 

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The Gorgous Golden Bowerbird

 

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The 2 metre Bower adorned with Lichen

 

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Press Play to View Steph’s Snippets of the Golden Bowerbird

 

 

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Another quite difficult bird to Photograph is this Male Chowchilla

Birthday Creek Falls & Cloudy Creek, Paluma

 


 

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The tiny Red-capped Plover at Balgal Beach

Today’s events have overshadowed yesterday’s which was also a great day. We arrived here earlyish and even though it was super hot drove off to visit Rollingstone and Balgal Beach. These are both good places to see lots of birds. The fish and chips at the Fisherman’s Landing are pretty good too.

 

 

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Balgal Beach Landing
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Can you spot the tiny Red-capped Plover

Great habitat at the creek at Rollingstone

 

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Press Play to view Steph’s Video Snippets of Rollingsone & Balgal Beach

 

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The always inquisitive White-browed Robin
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Rainbow Bee-eater
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Brown-backed Honeyeater

Anyway it’s certainly been an action packed couple of days, tomorrow we are off to Bowen so we hope our luck with the birds continues.

Our new front legs on the van work perfectly so that sure is a relief.

Bye for now and enjoy the pics and videos,

Cheers Steph and Anthony.


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Stephanie Loves her Skinks

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Paluma & the Coast (featuring the Golden Bowerbird)

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    Le lun. 14 oct. 2019 à 13:58, WanderingEagles – Travel & Nature Photography a écrit :

    > Anthony and Stephanie posted: “Featured Image : The Golden Bowerbird of > Paluma Greetings from the Crystal Creek Caravan Park!! ( at the foot of > the Paluma Range). Well this is certainly the place to base yourself if you > want to explore the area. It’s only 20 kms up t” >

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