Monday, 2 February 2009

Striated Heron and Other Life.

Wader Count time again at Tin Can Bay. One of the first birds we saw was this Striated Heron with a Soldier Crab in it beak, along with Silver Gulls. Then came the Pied Oystercatchers and Bar-tailed Godwits. (Click photos to enlarge)

Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)

Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)

Found this Cicada in the mangroves as we walked back from our last count site.

As we have not been back to this site since the King Tide when we kayaked there, the effect on the Cooloola Cypres was very noticeable.

We always see these washed up on the beach every time we walk up to the count site, if anybody
knows what they are please let me know.

Large-leafed Orange Mangrove (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza)
Some of the Mangroves were in flower like this one.

Mangrove and its root system

Knee roots of the Large-leafed Orange Mangrove


Duncan said...

It's nice to see pictures of the marine environment Neil, after staring at brown paddocks for so long.

Neil said...

Thanks Duncan hope your paddocks will be green soon.