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Australia Wanderings I July 2018 -- "The Outback"

October 23, 2018  •  2 Comments

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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(Part I of "Australia Wanderings" highlights our wanderings into Queensland's Outback ) 
 

This summer our “Wanderings” took down under to Australia for a month-long photo expedition exploring the eastern regions of the continent. We planned our trip in 2 parts, the first part started in Brisbane and with two guides from Tropical Birding Tours we headed out by car deep into the Queensland’s remote outback in search of the many unique and strange mammals and birds that call Australia their home. After a couple of weeks in the outback we headed to Australia’s far south to Bruny Island one of Tasmania’s many little coastal islands.

The second part of our trip was in deep contrast to the first as we stepped up from 5+ hour driving days and outback type “Bate’s Motel” lodging to an upscale private National Geographic Expeditions itinerary with two traveling friends. Starting in lovely Sydney we flew up to Lizard Island in the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, then to the dry, hot, red dirt desert landscape of Uluru Rock (aka Ayers Rock) before heading south again to the wildlife rich Kangaroo Island, ending our trip back in Sydney.  

All in all our we had an awesome first visit to Australia and hope to get back to explore the western regions of this wonderful country.

   

   As we Wandered through Australia’s Outback we found ourselves among the Macropods

Red Grey Kangaroo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed Grey Kangaroo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed Grey Kangaroo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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         Red Kangaroo the largest of the Kangaroos, kind of dog faced

 

      Kangaroos also known as Macropods (big foot) are the largest of the marsupials with Red Kangaroos weighing in at over 200 lbs and attaining over 6 feet in height. All Kangaroos have short hair, powerful hind legs, small forelimbs, big feet and a long tail. They have excellent hearing and keen eyesight and are famous for their means of locomotion: hopping! They can reach speeds of 40mph, and can leap over 25 feet in a single hop. Their muscular tail is used for balance when hopping, and as another limb when moving about.

Western Grey Kangaroo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWestern Grey Kangaroo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWestern Grey Kangaroo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Western Grey Kangaroos, they are most often found at night time feeding in the grasslands. The males are sometimes called stinkers due to their strong curry like odor. 

  

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          Eastern Grey Kangaroo roam the forests of Australia and Tasmania and prefer to live among the trees, though they do take to open grasslands for grazing. 

 

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Eastern Grey Kangaroo, the young are called Joeys and spend their early life in Mom's forward facing pouch. Notice the Joey's legs and tail sticking out of her pouch. Females are known as 'flyers' or 'does' while males are known as 'bucks' or a 'boomers' (hence the nickname of the Australian men's basketball team, the Boomers). They live in social groups called mobs.

 

Pretty Faced Kangaroo / Whiptailed Wallaby, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPretty Faced Kangaroo / Whiptailed Wallaby, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPretty Faced Kangaroo / Whiptailed Wallaby, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Whiptailed Wallaby (aka Pretty Faced Kangaroo) The most obvious difference between the Wallaby and the Kangaroo is size. Kangaroos are generally much larger than the Wallabies. Kangaroo has more height between its ankles and knees, which makes its legs seem out of proportion to its body. The Kangaroo's legs are built for speed on open terrain while the Wallaby's more compact legs are built for agility in forested areas.

 

Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Swamp Wallaby also known as a Black Wallaby are found in eastern Australia and are typically solitary animals, although they sometimes found feeding in groups. We found them on Bruny Island in Tasmania feeding in large mobs. 

 

Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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   Swamp Wallaby, these guys are typically under 3 feet tall and weigh 20-45 lbs

 

Red-Necked_Pademelon, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Necked_Pademelon, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Necked_Pademelon, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Red-Necked Pademelon are even smaller than their Wallaby cousins coming in at only 12-24 inches and weighing 10-15lbs.
 

 

Red-Necked_Pademelon, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Necked_Pademelon, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Necked_Pademelon, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                 Red-Necked Pademelons are forest-dwelling marsupials living in the eastern coastal region of Australia

 

Brush Tailed Possum, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Tailed Possum, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Tailed Possum, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Brushtailed Possum. One night in Lamington National Park we spotlighted this guy high up in the tree tops munching on some leaves. These guys are the the most widely distributed of the large possum species and inhabit woodlands and open forests. They usually make a home in the hollow limbs of trees and are also known for making their homes in roofs of houses and sheds in suburban areas.
 

 

Australian Pelican, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippAustralian Pelican, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippAustralian Pelican, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                      Australian Pelicans, Goondiwindi. One good looking Pelican widespread on freshwater, estuarine and marine wetlands and waterways including lakes, swamps, rivers, coastal islands and shorelines. We found these guys pretty far inland on a small lake. 

 

         Bowra Sanctuary nature reserve near Cunnamulla, western Queensland
 

 

Galah, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGalah, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGalah / cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Galah also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo, Pink and Grey Cockatoo or Roseate Cockatoo. 
 

 

Galah, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGalah, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGalah / cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Galahs are one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia. We were hanging out by a small pond and a flock numbering in the hundreds swooped in for a late afternoon drink

 

Galah, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGalah, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGalah / cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Galahs

 

Laughing Kookkaburra, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLaughing Kookkaburra, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLaughing Kookkaburra, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                  Laughing Kookkaburra, Warwick. Native to the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia these guys are the largest members of the Kingfisher family. Unlike other Kingfishers which are often seen plunging into water to snag a fish these guys rarely eat fish, preferring insects, rodents, frogs and snakes. 
 

 

Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBroadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBroadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        King Parrots relatively unknown outside Australia, these guys sometimes find themselves in the pet trade

 

Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBroadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBroadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          King Parrots foraging in a corn field

 

O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park. A great lodge on the top of a mountain in the middle of the national park. Lots of forest hiking trails and wildlife with some great scenic views. Well worth a visit. 

 

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           Star Trails over O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

 

O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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     Linda headed off for a hike into Lamington National Park

 

Regent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRegent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRegent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Regent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park

 

Regent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRegent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRegent Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Regent Bowerbird, these guys are gorgeous         

 

Brush Turkey, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Turkey, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Turkey, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Australian Brush-turkey, Lamington National Park,

 

Mulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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              Checking the shot
 

Brush Turkey, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Turkey, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Turkey, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          Australian Brush-turkeys are fairly widespread in eastern Australia often lurking in gardens making an awful mess as it digs up leaf litter, twigs and dirt.

 

Satin Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSatin Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSatin Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Satin Bowerbird   -- This rain forest cutie has an interesting story. The male builds a bachelor pad out of straw to hang out in and then collects Blue Objects to decorate around his pad.  His goal is to attract a female to mate by having the best looking bachelor pad. On close inspection we found this one collected bottle caps, buttons, spoons, plastic straws and other miscellaneous objects but they must be blue. I stole one of his blue spoons and mounted it on my hat hoping he would swoop in and grab it back, but no luck this time.
He was pretty easy to find in the dark rain forest as you just need to look for a pile of "Blue" stuff scattered abou
t.

 

Satin Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSatin Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSatin Bowerbird, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Satin Bowerbird

 

Western Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWestern Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWestern Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Western Grey Kangaroo, Goondiwindi

 

Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Linda working it at Bowra Sanctuary nature reserve
 

 

Red Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                 Red Kangaroo, Goondiwindi

 

King Parrot, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippKing Parrot, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippKing Parrot, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            King Parrot (Male),  Lamington National Park

 

Crimson Rosella, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippCrimson Rosella, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippCrimson Rosella, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Crimson Rosella, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, 

 

King Parrot, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippKing Parrot, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippKing Parrot, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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     Male & Female King Parrots along with a pair of Crimson Rosellas, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park

 

O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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    Some very cool elevated walkways in the tree canopy
 

 

Spinebill Honeyeater, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSpinebill Honeyeater, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSpinebill Honeyeater, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Spinebill Honeyeater, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park. In addition to the long curved bill they have a long tongue used to lap up the nectar of flowering plants 

 

Mulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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     View from our room at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

 

Short-beaked Echida, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippShort-beaked Echida, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippShort-beaked Echida, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Short-beaked Echidna (spiny anteater), Goondiwindi,  This strange creature was one of our target species so when we found this guy on the side of the road it was very exciting. Although we found another while hiking on Kangaroo Island. Like Platypuses, the 4 types of Echidnas are the only other monotremes (egg laying mammals) alive today. When approached they crouch down close to the ground and play dead hoping their spines will protect them  

 

Variegated Fairywren, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippVariegated Fairywren, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippVariegated Fairywren, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          Variegated Fairywren (female)

 

Variegated Fairywren, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippVariegated Fairywren, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippVariegated Fairywren, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Variegated Fairywren  (male)


 

Mulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Note the little blue tooth speaker which we used to attract birds to a specific perch to photograph. Our guide would say where do you want the bird, we would then look for a perch with good light and background and he would bring the birds right in, amazing. 

 

Red-Capped Robin, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Capped Robin, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Capped Robin, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Red-Capped Robin, Bowra Reserve. We drew this little guy to the perch with the speaker

       

Dingo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippDingo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippDingo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Australia’s Dingos (Wild Dogs) are not so popular with the Outback Ranchers  


      

Road Kill Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRoad Kill Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRoad Kill Kangaroo, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Our predawn drives were often hair raising as we swerved and zigged and zagged at highway speeds to avoid the Kangaroos, but not all drivers are successful. The most common car / truck accessory are "Roo Bars" on the front bumpers of the vehicle to protect the car in a Kangaroo crash. in our drives we literally saw hundreds of Kangaroo road kill.

 

Peaceful Dove, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPeaceful Dove, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPeaceful Dove, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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         Why did the Emu run across the road?  Maybe to avoid ending up like the hundreds of Road Kill Kangaroos we passed.

 

Little Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLittle Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLittle Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      On our way out of the outback we stopped at Broadwater Lake for some early morning photography where we found huge flocks of thousands of Little Corellas

 

Little Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLittle Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLittle Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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      Little Corellas


 

Little Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLittle Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLittle Corella, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Little Corellas

 

Black-Tailed-Native Hen, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBlack-Tailed-Native Hen, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBlack-Tailed-Native Hen, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Black-Tailed-Native Hen, Bowra Reserve

 

Pacific Heron / White Necked Heron, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPacific Heron / White Necked Heron, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPacific Heron / White Necked Heron, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Pacific Heron / White Necked Heron, Bowra Reserve

 

Pied Stilt, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Stilt, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Stilt, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          Pied Stilt, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla
 

 

Pink Cockatoo - Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPink Cockatoo - Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPink Cockatoo - Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Pink Cockatoo  or Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve

 

Pink Cockatoo - Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPink Cockatoo - Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPink Cockatoo - Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Pink Cockatoo  or Major Michells Cockatoo, Bowra Reserve

 

Black Shouldered Kite, Rangelands Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBlack Shouldered Kite, Rangelands Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBlack Shouldered Kite, Rangelands Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                Black Shouldered Kite, Rangelands 

 

Mulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippO'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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Eastern Yellow Robin, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Yellow Robin, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Yellow Robin, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Eastern Yellow Robins, Lamington National Park
 

 

Red-Browed Firetail, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Browed Firetail, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRed-Browed Firetail, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Red-Browed Firetail, Lamington National Park

 

Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Scaly-Breasted Lorikeets, Warwick. These members of the Parrot family are nectar eaters feeding mainly on native flowers such as bottlebrush and grevilleas using a unique brush shaped tongue. They also eat grains and seeds although they prefer sweet things. 

 

Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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         Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick             

 

Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Mating Scaly-Breasted Lorikeets, Warwick

 

Ring Necked Parrot, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRing Necked Parrot, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRing Necked Parrot, Bowra Reserve, Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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              Ring Necked Parrot, Bowra Reserve

 

White plumed Honeyeater, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWhite plumed Honeyeater, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWhite plumed Honeyeater, Goondiwindi, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          White plumed Honeyeater, Goondiwindi  

 

Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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              Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, Warwick 

                

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                     Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake

 

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake

           
Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippEastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake, Dalby, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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               Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Broadwater Lake

 

Mulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMulga Parrot, Outback, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSunset, O'Reillys, Lamington National Park, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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     Sunset from O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park

 

   Next stop on our Australia Wanderings is the isolated island state of Tasmania off Australia’s southern coast, known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas

 

    Don't miss our next blog installment of “Australia Wanderings II” where I continue to share images in Part 2: Tasmania

 

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Comments

Pilar Artola(non-registered)
Amazing shots and amazingly beautiful birds !!!
Ken Seamann(non-registered)
Thanks for sharing
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