The female olive backed sunbirds are busy renovating old nest and building new ones. Meanwhile the male birds are preoccupied with territorial displays. One male bird was upset with the side mirrors of Robert’s truck. He got so upset at the reflection that in the end Robert covered his mirrors with a bag.
The lace goannas are on the hunt for food. I caught two goannas climbing a coconut tree. The small goanna was close to the top of the tree and the large, almost two metres, climbed up the tree behind it.
I was amazed to see the matriarch cassowary Jessie allow the chick ‘ Q’ to walk up beside her. ‘Q’ was cheeping as she approached ‘Jessie’.
Every afternoon two great white egrets fly up the river to their home in the mangroves and I use their guttural calls as the signal to finish work in the nursery.
Cheers from the frothy banks of the Johnstone River.