16 comments on “Exploring Our Tropical Rainforest in Far North Queensland

  1. What long tails those tree kangaroos have! So happy that you and Robyn had a wonderful time despite the rains but sad that you saw less birds than you expected. Looking forward to posts on your new lifer and other birds you saw.

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    • Thanks Myra, yes it leaves us pondering why our all wise Creator gave them such long tails that they do not use, but He knows why, and as you can see from the photo they have to look after their tails. Yes it was sad that many of the birds had left the rain areas, but we were pleased for the introduction to the birds we did see, especially the lifers. It was great to escape the cold of Sydney. Enjoy your week!

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  2. Beaut to see the Tree Kangaroo. Rain is something we seem to be getting a bit of at the moment, or mostly overcast windy days. Makes it hard for man and beast, and bird!
    You’ve done with with the rainforest shots as the light would be limited.

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    • Thanks David, yes rain was certainly a feature of the rainforest, while Sydney continues in drought like much of the west of our state. It was nice to wear summer clothes and swim on the coast in the tropics, where the rain had eased. Have a great week David. I greatly appreciated your post with falcon and magpie. 😊

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  3. Sounds like you had a fantastic trip up north Ashley. How wonderful to see the tree kangaroos in the wild! Looking forward to seeing more of your northern adventures. 🙂

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    • Thanks Sue, yes it was a wonderful time but not without rain and some disappointments due to excessive rain. However We have a few new lifers and more understanding of several birds from our time there. Hope you are keeping warm down there and that you are enjoying the new and different wildlife. Have a wonderful week!

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love reading about the creatures in your part of the world…I’m not sure I have ever heard of a tree kangaroo! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing the beauty! God bless!

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    • Thanks Jen, These tree kangaroos are a unique creature to us down south in Aus, also. It was wonderful after through rain and very rough roads we finally saw a pair. We have so much material to process, I need a week just to sort it all, but will start work just for a month on Monday before sorting bird guiding tours. Richest Blessings! Enjoy your weekend also.

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    • Thanks Lee, it was quite an adventure at times, the rain making it a challenge as it was quite out of season, but the Lord gave us some wonderful birding experiences.

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  5. Awesome to hear you both had a wonderful trip, Ashley, I am sure you were prepared for the rain that is surely expected in a rainforest. A tree kangaroo, wow, a new one for me too. My thoughts are exactly what Kelly has already said so I ditto her! 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, yes you expect rain in a rainforest but not as much at this time of year, it like all of our previous weather was quite unseasonal and out of the usual seasonal fluctuations. However, the Lord granted us dry spells in between in many cases where we got to enjoy the birds. Seeing the tree kangaroo in the tree was a big buzz, it made the tough journey worth it. Enjoy the weekend!

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  6. I’m so glad you and your wife had a wonderful trip. Even in the rain! I’ve never heard of the tree kangaroo. So interesting and how great it was you got to see them. Congrats on the lifer!!! I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventure.

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    • Thanks Kelly, it was a wonderful adventure, even through the rain. The unseasonal rain meant the birds were less and several species we really wanted to see were gone to dryer areas. One important reserve was closed as it was flooded. On the coast it was not as bad as the tablelands where the densest rainforest is. Have a wonderful weekend!

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