Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cassowary - first sighting!

There we were sitting in the lounge after lunch today - looked out and what did we see, right by our front doorstep?!!!!  We were totally blown away!  It (we're not sure if it's a he or a she - perhaps quite young as the red wattle isn't very bright?) wandered around, had a good look at us, left us another 'message' on the lawn, honked a few times then ambled off into the rainforest!  They are quite territorial birds and the breeding season is from now until November so hopefully it will stay around for a while. 

Great excitement!

2 comments:

masonstours said...

Fantastic....been a long time since I heard of cassowary in your area! Numbers are really up north of the river, looks like the same is happening south of the river...

Daphne said...

Yes Lawrence, we've been here 13 years and never a sighting. I know Barbara Maslen at Wild Wings and Swampy Things had one in her orchard recently too.