I always laugh when people think it’s dangerous in the rainforests where I go birding! The real jungle is in the cities where there are lots of scammers hoping to separate you from your money. Here’s a few to look out for courtesy of Just The Flight blog.
Grab a drink and a snack as this video on lenses using Canon gear is 2 hours long! But there is an amazing amount of information here and the instructor has some gorgeous award-winning bird photos!
Towards the end of the video, around 1:50 he talks about traveling with all those heavy lenses on planes. He has a different kind of vest which serves a similar function to my Scottevests.
Captain Cook Caravan Park has something for everyone whether you just need space for a tent or caravan or want to relax in a fully equipped cabin. Prices are pretty good so we went for the cabins and really enjoyed them! Of course the biggest draw was the fact that Captain Cook’s is known for having Swift Parrots hanging around the grounds!
There’s a good variety of cabins, some have 1 or 2 bedrooms, some have full kitchens and some have views of the beach.
Kitchen and dining area
Extra bedroom with bunk beds
BathroomGreen Rosella near our cabin
Swift Parrot flying swiftly through the grounds.
The Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) breeds in Tasmania and migrates north to south eastern Australia from Griffith-Warialda in New South Wales and west to Adelaide in the winter. It is related to the rosellas, with the feeding habits of a lorikeet. It is the only member in the genus Lathamus. The Swift Parrot is endangered with only about 1000 pairs remaining in the wild, and its population is declining. They do live up to their name and were too swift for me to get a good shot on Bruny Island so I have to use the Wikipedia photo.