Back to Cairns

A quick trip to Cairns and the Daintree River. A great part of Australia, and a place I had not been to since 1995. My primary goal was to see a Southern Cassowary, as I had missed out on seeing these magnificent birds on my previous tips to the region. I have visited...

My First Southern Cassowary

In the year so far, up to the end of July, I have managed to see just 181 species of Australian birds, which is a long way short of my goal of 400. Given that there are only 5 months left in the year, and the 5 months from March to July saw only 59 species added to...

A Quick Cairns Getaway

Just back from a quick trip up to Cairns (Nth Queensland, Australia). It truly is a magnificent place to visit – at the right time of year. I took my new 400mm/2.8 Nikon lens for a decent try out. It just fitted in the carry on baggage, when attached to the...