My wife and I have just returned from an exciting time birding in the dense tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland in the pouring rain of course,being a rainforest, yet as unseasonal as it was for this time of year. I will fill you in with more interesting findings in my next post, next week when I have time to put together a decent post. The Spotted Catbird was one lifer we became well acquainted with, of which I will give more info next week. One other finding my wife and I experienced at great cost during the rain was to actually see the Australian Tree Kangaroo in the wild. Here are some pics. This unusual creature lives in the trees and eats the leaves of particular species. It is currently only found in the deep forests of the Atherton Tableland in the hinterland of Cairns. We were so excited to see them. The long tail does not wrap around the tree branch but just hangs there.
The second one we spotted was grooming his tail and was more difficult to see. The darkness of the raining rainforest makes the images appear dark. Click on the image to enlarge it.
These precious creatures had signs erected to warn drivers of their presence.
Stay tuned for next weeks post as I do a special series on birds of Australia’s tropical north.
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The verses that inspired me to write the book, and as I I have shared in many of my talks , there is evidence to support that Jesus himself was a birder, and watched and studied birds.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at [study intently] the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? – Matthew 6:25-34
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