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Darling Downs Zoo

Who knew there was such a cool zoo so close to us??? Well, I did  but I had never been to the Darling Downs Zoo before. I needed to find a reason to get the kids out of the house during the school holidays and a trip to the zoo…

Upper Noosa river

With an unexpected change in my work roster giving me an extra few days off,  I recently found myself enjoying a 3 days paddling on the Upper Noosa river. Located North of Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine coast, the upper reaches of this river are a popular tourist destination and well…

Australasian Darters Part 4

These latest photos are from about a week ago. The babies are all swimming now and developing their flight feathers. They are pretty independent and are getting trickier to find as they are no longer in the nest a lot of the time.   This is the most mature “Barry”,…

Australasian Darters part 3

These 4 shots were taken about 3 days after the last update so not much has changed, you’ll see the flight feathers are more developed and they are growing quickly. These were taken in the late afternoon and the birds were less active than they usually are in the mornings.…

Australasian Darters part 2

The baby darters are growing up quickly. They are fully covered with their downy feathers and have just the start of their flight feathers. The three of them pretty much fill the nest now with not much room for Mum or Dad. 3 pictures in this update – click below to…

Baby Darter

I recently came across a nest of young Australasian Darters (also known as Snake Necked Darters) and I plan to try to document their development over the coming weeks. The nest is in a tree on Wyaralong Dam and the mother is wary but increasingly tolerant of me getting close.…

Wyaralong Dam

It has been a while since my last update but I’m hoping to spend more time with my camera after a busy period doing home renovations. Spent this morning on Teviot Brook at the western end of Wyaralong Dam. All these pictures taken on the water from a kayak. Only…

Close up python encounters

Spent some time with some beautiful pythons belonging to a friend. These much maligned animals are truly spectacular and I hope these pictures help you see a little of their grace. Like all animals they have different temperaments between individuals; this made for some challenging photography in the limited time…