We recently visited Boonooroo which is located on the shores of the Great Sandy Strait, with views to Fraser Island. Boonooroo is a great place to see waders, one of the few places where you can drive down the road to the waters edge, hop out of the car, and see all the waders up close.
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Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
After our latest wader count we were invited to visit a garden where a family of Tawny Frogmouth had been seen. Thank you to the owners of the property for allowing us to come into their garden and take photos of the Frogmouth family, Mum Dad and two young ones. Thanks also to Mick for taking us there.
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
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The two young ones
There is always one that has to show off for the camera.
Cedar Grove camping ground is a great place to stay and see lots of birds, 54 species over 2 days in September.We had Green Catbird and Wompoo Fruit-Dove in the trees near our camp site. Other birds of note were Paradise Riflebird,Bassian Thrush, Noisy Pitta and a Powerful Owl calling in the early morning.
As we were walking along the rainforest track I heard a rustle in the leaf litter. Upon further inspection found this pair of Bassian Thrush, (Adult with Juvenile). They kept moving along the track in front of us. After a little way they moved down to the edge of the creek out in the open. A lot easier to photograph them there than in the rainforest.
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)
Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Flood damage from earlier in the year.
The force of Mother Nature.
Buttress root of a large fig tree snapped off.
More of the above fig tree
One of the New Toilet Blocks to replace the ones that were washed away during the floods.
It is not always easy to take photos of some birds, in particular Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, as they are usually in flocks, and when one takes off they all go. These ones were more intent on feeding and allowed me to get fairly close.
Johns Landing is a private camping ground on the banks of the Noosa River between two lakes, Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba. As we have not previously been to this area, thought it was about time we did. Some of the birds seen appear below.