Sunday, 27 September 2009

Tangalooma Wrecks

Tangalooma Wrecks can be found on the landward side of Moreton Island SE Qld. Aust.

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15 Vessels have been deliberately sunk to form a breakwall for small boats and a Dive and Snorkel site from 2 - 10m. These vessels consist of old Harbours and Marine Department Steam-driven Dredges and Barges.

The Wrecks attract an amazing variety of Marine Life such as Trevally, Kingfish, Yellowtail, Rockcod and resident Wobbegongs. Tropical fish including Parrot and Clown Fish can also be found here.

And the odd Tourist sometimes like to drop in.

As well as the birds.

Intermediate Egret

This Intermediate Egret was hunting for a meal at our local pond. Hard going for the size and density of the Water Lily pads, but not impossible as the last photo shows.

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Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Black and White.

This family of Pied Butcherbirds did a good job of pest control on this wasp nest hanging off our next door neighbours' house.
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Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)

This one came to see if we had anything for him.

Aerial attacks

Yes the bird did survive, the wasp did not.

Making sure there is none left behind.

This bird ended up pulling down the nest and dropping pieces to the ground.

This Magpie tried to join in on the feast.

Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)

Monday, 14 September 2009


Was lucky enough to come across this Jabiru on Moreton Island while waiting for the barge to take us back over to Stradbroke Island.

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Black-necked Stork (Jabiru) (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

Monday, 7 September 2009

Caspian Tern

Came across this flock of Caspian Terns while waiting for the ferry on Stradbroke Island. There was also a large flock of Pied Oystercatchers with them. As we got closer to the flock, Eastern Curlew and Bar-tailed Godwit flew off. We thought that maybe they have not long arrived back as they were not at this site two days before when we checked it out.

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Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Moreton Island 2

I would like to share with you some of the landscape that is Moreton Island SE Qld. Aust.

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First view you come across after you enter the Eastern Beach

The next couple of photos show a part of the South Eastern section of Moreton Island.

White Rock Moreton Island.

Juvenile White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)