Sunday, October 17, 2010

Return of the Kingfishers

Cheating a little with this earlier photo.  But yesterday we heard the first Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher of the season and this morning caught a glimpse of a distinctive white tail flashing past the window.  This is about the time of year they return from wintering in Asia.   From now we'll keep an eye on all our termite mounds for signs of excavations for nest-building - for the past couple of years we've had several of them 'occupied'.

We're still looking for the Papuan Frogmouth nest which recent birding guests reported seeing just near their bungalow - hard to spot unless you know roughly where to look amongst all the rainforest foliage.

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