Yungaburra to Laura

Yungaburra to Laura, Queensland, 12 August 2022
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View with typical Queensland blood-red sky.

On this day we travelled north from Yungaburra to Laura.  Along the way we stopped at a viewpoint for this view.

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Somewhat later, the weather was quite different and so was the view.

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A rather dreamy vista furher along the road.

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This one is quite close by though looking in the opposite direction, which explains why the colours are quite different.

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We have now reached Laura, and there are many galahs on the telegraph lines.

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Laura is a massive metropolis in Northern Queensland, just like Brisbane in Southern Queensland, although the population of Laura is 228, as compared to 2.28 million for Brisbane.  There are not a lot of other differences though.  Here are two of the major buildings in Laura.  There is the general store on the left and the pub on the right.

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Across the road is the Town Hall.  To the left of that is a roofed field and basketball court, so schoolchildren can play sports in the rainy season.

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It is not hard to find modern technology in Laura.

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So this is why the galahs have gathered.  It’s feeding time.

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Across the road is the motel where we stayed the night.

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Later we decided to choose the pub for a meal.  Some kookaburra were eating there too.  Like Brisbane, there is a great choice of eating establishments in Laura.  Specifically, there is the pub and the roadhouse.  We’re not in Brisbane so I won’t list the eating establishments in Brisbane for comparison.

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The kookaburra were joined by a blue-faced honeyeater (entomyzon cyanotis).  Whether the honeyeater had made a reservation for dinner is not clear.

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A kookaburra on a branch in the late afternoon sun.

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I set out to capture galahs landing on or setting out from the power lines in the late afternoon light.

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This is a  helmeted guineafowl (numida meleagris).  Not native to Australia, it is from Africa.  They are kept in farmyards to kick up a lot of noise when a fox or feral cat comes in.

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And yes, there were three infrared images at the start of the post.

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3 comments on “Yungaburra to Laura

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Looks like it was a birdwatching trip.

    Liked by 1 person

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