30/11/2015 – Bird Watching
Another beautiful day in Queensland, we are off to have a look at the local bird sanctuary, which is billed as having the largest free flight aviary in Australia.
Always a favourite, the Cassowary, it appeared quite anxious but promptly sat down when it got near us and refused to stand up, so here it is. They are amazing birds, incredibly strong, and billed as the most dangerous bird in the world. Australia’s second largest native bird, cassowaries are very shy, but when provoked they are capable of inflicting injuries, occasionally fatal, to dogs and people. It is estimated that there are few than 1,500 cassowaries left in the wild, they are in fact more endangered than the koala. Lose of habitat, cars, dogs and humans being their main downfall. Want to help save the Cassowary?
Usually a great favourite, the emu, and here he is with babies to look after.
And baby is having an adventure on his own.
Macaws from South America.
I think this is the red winged parrot, but I am happy to stand corrected.
And, yes another parrot here, I made the classic mistake of getting carried away with the photography and forgetting to make a note of which bird I was photographing. So any suggestions please?
And this one?
Are they Ringnecks??? Sorry I don’t know.