A VISIT TO FLYING HIGH BIRD SANCTUARY – CHILDERS

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.

Cassowary

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?  

Emus

Usually a great favourite, the emu, and here he is with babies to look after.

BabyEmu

And baby is having an adventure on his own.

MacCaws

Macaws from South America.

Red-Winged Parrot

I think this is the red winged parrot, but I am happy to stand corrected.

YellowParrot

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?

Lovebird

And this one?

Lovebirds

Are they Ringnecks???   Sorry I don’t know.

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2 thoughts on “A VISIT TO FLYING HIGH BIRD SANCTUARY – CHILDERS

  1. Jeff

    Haha! Remember when we saw a cassowary in the wild? We knew they lived in the area, but when one crossed our path, the surprise was so total that I burst out… “It’s a f**king cassowary!” 🙂

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    • Every time I see or hear of a cassowary I think of that day and your comment. And I can still remember the crashing noise that it made when it was running down the hill. They are getting quite rare now with all of the development and more traffic in their habitat.

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