Monday, 2 May 2016

Great Egret

 Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Tall, graceful, long legs.
 Well, almost.

 Let me just get the feathers in the right place
 Almost done.
 There is always one that won't sit down.
 Getting ready to take off.

 Perfect landing.

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Tin Can Bay & Cooloola Cove Birds.

This is to just show that there is more than just waders we see when we do the monthly wader counts at Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove.
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis)

Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

Rufous Whistler (Male)(Pachycephala rufiventris)

Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Birds in a Fig Tree

During our last Wader Count we noticed that the Fig Tree where we park had lots of fruit, and there were lots of birds coming and going. No sooner had we gotten out of the car we noticed there were Mistletoebird,  Lewin's Honeyeater,
White-throated Honeyeater and Mangrove Honeyeater, all very busy having a feed in the tree.
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)

White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
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