Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cassie Diary

Bashing Through the Forest
Last month, I got the call - a message from friends in Queensland, Australia that the male Cassowary that I have been following for several years had just emerged with five young chicks. Unfortunately, I was just leaving for Antarctica and couldn't leave immediately, as much as I would have liked to.

With that trip done, and other responsibilities out of the way, however, I am headed back to Australia next week. In the meantime, sadly, three of the young chicks have vanished, presumably taken by a feral cat seen in the area.

While I am there, I hope to post daily (or nearly) posts to this blog - a Cassie Diary - with pictures and stories from the Queensland rainforest.  Stay tuned.

Nikon D3 and 24-70mm lens

1 comment:

  1. I've loved the cassowary since reading Sy Montgomery's Birdology.
    What do you think of this:


    If I were a cassowary
    On the plains of Timbuctoo
    I would eat a missionary,
    Cassock, bands, and hymn-book too.

    Samuel Wilberforce

    The poem sometimes is attributed to W.M. Thackeray. Enjoy