Redwood Park – Featuring the Regent Bowerbird

Featured Image : Regent Bowerbird.


Black faced Monarch
These Black-faced Monarchs seemed Plentiful here today.
Regent Bowerbird
Here’s another pic of this stunning Bowerbird

 

Well…Surprise..Surprise, still no polish on the van. The Showgrounds here at Toowoomba are very open and it’s blowing a gale. This morning we woke to the dreaded Drizzle plus it’s so much cooler here than on the coast. We were deciding what we were going to do for the day and Voila……the sun started peeking out just a little bit 🤩🤩

So we had to make an executive decision,,, off to Redwood Park we went.

It’s about a 20 minute drive back down the range so we didn’t want to waste our time if it was going to be raining.

 

Spangled Drongo
Spangled Drongo also in the Erythrina Blossom.

 

Regent Bowerbird
Just one more ….. he’s checking us out

 

We have never seen the park so dry, and were very worried about the wildlife there, as the little creek that we thought was maybe spring fed had also dried up, and has been for quite some time.

We didn’t hear much birdlife either, but as we came past the picnic area we saw a couple of flowering trees….and lots of bird activity around them.

Thank god the little birdies have got something to eat.

The first bird Anthony spotted was the Regent Bowerbird, we just couldn’t believe our luck, and feeding on the nectar of this beautiful flowering type of Coral Tree. Lucky Lucky us 😃😃


Double-barred Finch
This little Double-barred finch was happy to pose for us on the track

 

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Oops … I lied 🙂 This time adopting the standard bird pose for the camera.

 

We got some great photos and video…..to see the colours on this bird is incredible, it must be one of the most stunning birds in Australia.
There were other birds too, the Lewins Honeyeater was very plentiful and a Spangled Drongo came in to feed on the nectar as well.
You learn something new every day…. and today we learned that bowerbirds and drongo’s feed on nectar. Amazing hey!!

Eastern Yellow Robin
You don’t walk far through this Park without seeing a Yellow Robin.

 

Regent Bowerbird
Ready to jump in

 

We met some nice local ladies walking their dogs so we got chatting.
They told us there was a small trickle of water still coming out of the mountain further up, so off we went.
We weren’t expecting it to be so steep, it took around 30 minutes of climbing and we found a great spot for the wildlife to get some water and a few little pools for the birds to bathe so that made us really happy.
We saw quite a few of the usual birds around here (Double-barred Finches, Honeyeaters, Monarchs etc.) but they were very nervous, we tried to sit quietly for a while but they didn’t like us there.
We couldn’t get any photos or video and didn’t want to disturb them too much plus it was getting on a bit and cuppochino o’clock was calling. We saw a few lizards too so we are so glad we ventured out today.

White-naped Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater

 

 

Regent Bowerbird
A nice Honeyeater Pose (not bad for a Bowerbird)

 

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Press Play to view Stephanie’s Snippets from today


 

Hopefully tomorrow the wind eases off so we can do the polishing, otherwise we will miss the boat as we are really running out of time.
Stanthorpe is on severe water restrictions so we won’t be able to wash the Van or Truck there for quite sometime, plus we will be busy working and then nothing gets done.
Please enjoy the amazing photos Anthony got today and of course my little video snippets.
Bye for now Steph and Anthony.

8 thoughts on “Redwood Park – Featuring the Regent Bowerbird

  1. Hello Anthony and Stephanie, Peter and I met you in Tyto Wetlands near the end of July. I’ve been following you when I can and enjoy your stories, photos and quotes a lot. Thank you for your blog.
    Jannette Manins, birdwatcher from Melbourne and Cairns- we spend time a each residence and travel a lot.

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  2. Australa is paradise for birds❤

    Le sam. 2 nov. 2019 à 12:11, WanderingEagles – Travel & Nature Photography a écrit :

    > Anthony and Stephanie posted: “Featured Image : Regent Bowerbird. > Well…Surprise..Surprise, still no polish on the van. The Showgrounds here > at Toowoomba are very open and it’s blowing a gale. This morning we woke to > the dreaded Drizzle plus it’s so much cooler here th” >

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