Notes from the field
Brown Gerygone (photo by Gail Bryant)
What a difficult bird the Brown Gerygone is to video. By the time you find it in the viewfinder and the camera focuses, the bird has flown.
Purple-backed Fairy-Wren (photo by Gail Bryant)
It is not uncommon for ornithologists to change the name of a species.
Rose Robin (photo by Gail Bryant)
I may have missed the Rose Robin last month but we both caught up with them this month.
Mangrove Honeyeater (photo by Gail Bryant)
In May we had planned to travel, with some local cricketers, to Sri Lanka.
Little Grassbird (photo by Gail Bryant)
I had almost given up hope of ever taking useful video of Little Grassbird.
Ground Cuckoo-Shrike (photo by Gail Bryant)
Last week we had to travel to Goondiwindi for the weekend. With a little help from a friend we were able to find, video and photograph the last Cuckoo-Shrike we needed.
Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo by Gail Bryant)
Many trips were undertaken in 2018 and quite a few new birds were added to the DVDs.
Mangrove Robin (photo by Gail Bryant)
Two birds that have been difficult to find have finally been captured on video but only one was photographed.
Palm Cockatoo (photo by Gail Bryant)
In late June/early July my son provided us with a flight and accommodation to a resort in Bali.
Zebra Finches (photo by Gail Bryant)
Where is Bullarah you may well ask?
Gang-gang Cockatoo (photo by Gail Bryant)
In November we travelled to Canberra for the National Veterans Cricket Championship. On the way we stopped off at Buderoo in an effort to video at least one of Beautiful Firetail, Eastern Ground Parrot and Eastern Bristlebird.
Pied Monarch (photo by Gail Bryant)
In mid September we headed for Townsville to commence a drive to the tip of Cape York.