Sunday, 25 April 2010

Rufous Whistler

A change of season (Autumn) brings the Rufous Whistler into our garden.

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Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) (Male)

These photos of the Female Rufous Whistler were taken on an earlier trip to Mullens Wader Roost.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Tawny Frogmouth

It pays to come home late on some nights. Found this Tawny Frogmouth sitting on the post that holds up a shade sail beside our house. I was able to get very close to this bird as it just sat there and looked at me.

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Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Waders In The Fog

Our latest Wader Count began with an early start (up at 4.30am in the morning). Still very dark!

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Arriving at Tin Can Bay and later at Mullens', we found visibility limited by a very heavy fog.

It cleared however to a hot and very humid day for April, leaving the water calm and clear.

Waders were still to be seen in reasonable numbers.

A slight miscalculation in time taken at the Wader roost meant having to walk and drag our kayak part of the way back to the car. But it was well worth the effort just to be out there on your own with only the bird calls and the little fish jumping as you paddle along.

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

A group of juvenile Pacific Black Ducks that we came across later at the Tin Can Bay Sewage Works.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Great Walk Cooloola Part Two

After following the track through the bush we arrived at the Carlo Sandblow. This sandblow is continuing to grow as seen by the dead tree trunks. The sandblow is a favourite launching spot for hang gliders.

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Looking towards Double Island Point

Looking towards a part of Rainbow Beach township.
Not sure I would like to be in one of those houses

The track continues across the sandblow.

Entrance of the track to Double Island Point and beyond.