The large fig in the left of the photo above is in fruit again and the cassowaries visit it in shifts to eat their fill.
Above, in the wide branches of the fig tree, metallic starlings and juvenile pallid cuckoos knock fruit down in their rush to eat the figs. These fallen fruits are quickly eaten by the cassowaries.
I took a video of Dot and the statue and other videos this week and Russell came over to give me some lessons on how to edit videos and put them up on You-Tube, when I get them finished will send the link.
After the video lessons Russell and I went for a walk around to the front beach looking for the beach-stone curlews. Unfortunately a local was walking a dog without a leach. However, we still managed to see lots of shore-birds.
On the outermost sandbanks about one hundred crested terns rested. A bird I could not identify was with the terns. If you know what it is please let me know.
Found another jumping spider in the nursery this week, totally amazing creatures.
If you have time on Thursday, 26th April, please join me at the Innisfail Shire Hall, 5pm for the launching of ‘Gardening in the Tropics’. We should have lots of tasty nibbles prepared by local students and made from the vegetables and fruit that grow in the Wet Tropics.
Bye for now,
.......Just a quick response Yvonne
The mystery bird in your photo Is a juvenile crested tern!
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And here is a video Russell put together of the Beach Stone Curlews in Yvonne's updates feasting on soldier crabs