All the joy of the appearance of the latest batch of young cassowaries has suddenly come a cropper with Mr Cassowary showing up without any of his offspring. It seems some tragedy must have struck. Perhaps, the current drought was too much for the young chicks and they starved or they have met an early end at the hands of a goanna or python. Whatever, the entire clutch is gone and they will have to start again. Both the male and female Cassowary seem quite wary when they stop by.
David and family moved to Kuranda, Queensland in 2002, following retirement from CSIRO Canberra, Australia. David, Barbara and an assortment of wildlife live in a rainforest setting. It is their first experience living in the tropics.
David's major interest is Entomology. He continues research in the Orthopteroid insects and is keenly interested in the biology of the rainforest.
This blog is a narrative of observations made in and around Kuranda.