And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Australian Bustards

Last Christmas during our travels in north Queensland, we went to an area to the east of Cairns near Mt Carbine. This area is called Maryfarms and is well known as one of the best places in Australia to see Australian Bustards. We saw at least a dozen bustards in about a 5 km section of track.

Here is a video of a couple of them.


2 comments:

Wilma said...

I am not familiar with bustards and these are quite impressive. The last segment of the parent and child walking down the track could just have easily been human parent and child. Very cool.

cheers,
Wilma

It's Time to Live said...

Nice, wish I were there as well.