I have uploaded a series of images of the main speakers (not all, however, as the conference included a series of workshops, so inevitably no-one sees or hears everything).
I have also uploaded here a few images of some of the birds I saw in the grounds of the township of Gloucester.
As usual, you can click to enlarge the images to see the details better.
which was nesting in this tree.
|Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike flying over me.|
|Satin Bowerbird waiting near his Bower|
|Satin Bowerbird's bower is a display ground - not a nest.|
Blue "toys" scattered on the far side of the Bower.
Mostly blue plastic - straws and bottle tops
Some Crimson Rosella tail feathers (blue ones).
|Next door to my motel there was a clump of|
"Wild Tobacco" plants where the local
Cattle Egrets assembled each night to roost.
Safety in numbers, presumably.
|Several Helicopters were being used by the RFS|
as there was a large fire burning to the north from Gloucester
|Male Australian King-Parrot|
This bird flew into the Motel grounds while I was watching.
|Male Pied Butcherbird|
|Two adult Pied Butherbirds and a chick|
|It was the presence of the chick which|
presumably triggered this and other similar
|One the second morning, the air was clear of smoke|
and this was the view from our Motel.
|A massive rock face is a feature of the Buckets Range.|
|Full view of the Buckets Range.|
Wild Country by any measure.
|Talking of wild country|
It seems this geography has inspired the locals
to "go feral" - at least in their slogans.
lets hope it is merely a "bluff"