Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Birds, Wildlife & Flowers near Obi Obi Creek, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

Over the last couple of months I've been lucky enough to visit (twice) a nice natural environment north of Maleny, in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland, north of Brisbane. Birds, plants, flowers, Obi Obi Creek, nice forest... you get the picture :). On my second visit I was thrilled to snap a rushed pic of a beautiful little Rufous Fantail bird (Rhipidura rufifrons), so please take a look at that, below. Here are some pics:

Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

A deceased Red Bellied Black Snake  (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
A deceased Red Bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) - Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Colours & textures
Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

An Australian goanna / Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) appears to have a big yawn, with the light shining through from the far side, illuminating the blood vessels in its mouth :).
Goanna / Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) - Birds, Nature & Flowers - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Thursday 17 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Either a Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus) or a Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti)
Either a Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus) or a Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti) - Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

 I generally wouldn't like to share a poorly focussed pic, but here's a lovely little bird called a Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons). At least its tail is in clear focus - appropriate given its name :).
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) - Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Would anyone like to suggest which bird this is?
Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Brown Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia amboinensis)
Brown Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) - Birds & Nature - North Maleny & Obi Obi Creek - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 21 May 2011. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here's my photo gallery covering two enjoyable visits.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature