2014-10-30

140912 Queensland, Daintree River and Kingfisher Park

Queensland, Australia 2014-09-05--09-25
140912 Friday Day 8 since we left home.

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This day started early as we were to be at the boat at 7.00 h. We had been told that there was breakfast in our freezer but I did not pay attention to that so I forgot mine. But I managed anyway as I had a banana in my backpack. We arrived at Daintree village in good time. It was a small boat but all of us had seats in it. People was excited, they want to see crocs! I rather look at some fancy birds and great nature.  But..I´ll give you crocks!


 Daintree River
After the trip we went to visit a place that I think was a water cleaning plant. We could not go in there as it was fenced but there was lots of birds. The fence was not ment to keep birds in, but to keep people out!  

Then people was hungry and we found a restaurant. All but me ordered something and sat down in the restaurant. They had a nice garden and that is where I headed. Eating my banana and having fun with some blue butterflies I could not catch. They were too fast and too small for me and my camera. But I had fun and that is a good point.  Red waterlily and Yellow-spotted Honeyeater, below. Was also there.
  

It was afternoon and we drove back to Kingfisher Park. There was no agenda for the rest of the afternoon. I was tired after the days in Atherton Tablelands so I took the opportunity to sleep for an hour. I think most of us did. Then I boiled a cup of coffee and had my breakfast :)  then went out to explore the area.
There are some small meadws, a creek and some forested areas. I found some Platypus in the creek and some small birds. There should be pittas in the area but I did not find any. In one of the meadows I found some of us gathered around a fallen treetrunk. They had found a big snake in it.
The landlady is a good cook and dinner was great. We sat in the garden again with birds and kanguru rats running among the surrouding trees.
After dinner we was taken on a walk with the landlord. He showed us an owl high up in a tree.
Bar-sholdered Dove as dinnerguest.
I was washing up clothes yesterday and they are still wet. The air here is very high in moisture. It is a strange country, both dry and wet at the same time.
Uploaded the images and wrote a bit before going to bed.


A drake at the Daintree River.

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26 comments:

  1. Nydelig serie, perfekt bidrag til SWF!

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  2. A great place for an excursion.

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  3. Marvelous captures and the crocodile is awesome!! Looks as though you had a great trip!! Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  4. what a marvelous wildlife viewing area! thanks for joining good fences, today!

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  5. lots of great images, love the drake.

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  6. Nice post. The Crocs were cool to see. Very nice shot of the birds behind the fencing. Pretty waterlilies.

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  7. I am still enjoying seeing what you discover on your trip. Great shot of the Croc.

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  8. Water cleaning plants often have a great number of fantastic birds. Too bad we are often locked out. ;)

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  9. I love that image of the river!! The mist and the reflections really make it so beautiful!

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  10. Thanks for sharing these wondrous sights.

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  11. Great collection and your banner photo is outstanding! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  12. Lots of great snaps today, thanks for sharing.

    Diana

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  13. Beautiful photos. The crocodile looks so friendly with that smile, but I live in Aus so I do know how dangerous they can be

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  14. The croc photos are cool! What a great trip, I am enjoying your photos.. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Beautiful photo of the Daintree River. Hmm! I'm with you - I'd definitely rather have some great birds than one big cranky croc!!

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  16. Great photos! Loved all of them, from the croc to the flowers.

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  17. Snygga bilder. Ödlan är riktigt vacker.

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  18. You're having a great trip! I like seeing the crocs, but yes, birds are better. That sounds like a wonderful place to stay, with good cooking and their knowledge of the area! Thanks for sharing

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  19. The Bar-Shouldered dove is really interesting, and I like the details of the drake. The crocodile looks like an illustration for the crocodile smile. I wouldn't trust him for a minute. Cool place to visit.

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  20. Ah! Good to see photos of your trip in our welcoming country! Lovely shots.
    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos, hope to see your work there again this week!

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  21. Visiting from Communal Global! I have spent the last half hour looking through your blogs...you have seen so many beautiful places and have such beautiful pictures of the nature you see around you. Amazing! I am always struck by the colorful birds in Australia...we have a few here in the USA too, but the ones you have photographed are stunning!

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  22. thanks Anita. I´m glad you liked it.

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