Sunday, 29 August 2010

Tin Can Bay - Cooloola Cove.

Just a selection of birds we came across during a recent wader count at Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove, not all that many in number as we are waiting for the waders to return from their Northern breeding grounds. Not too much longer to wait.

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Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)

As we were walking back from the count site we came across a fever of stingrays feeding close inshore. We do not normally see this many, there must have been a lot of food for them in this particular area.


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Little Egret & White-breasted Woodswallow

After finishing our latest Wader Count we headed out to Inskip Point to check out what bird life was there.
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As usual most of the birds were resting on the little sand island out from the point.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

We found this Little Egret feeding in the shallows by the shoreline, while this White-breasted Woodswallow flew in and posed nicely for us on a dead branch.

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Whistling-Duck & Jacana

Went for a quick drive to check out one of the local waterholes today and found this flock of Plumed Whistling-Duck.
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Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)

Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)

You can almost always find Comb-crested Jacana at this spot, even though they might be on the other side of the water like this one was.