Monday, 4 February 2013

Rainbow Beach Carlo

Camping at Carlo The first day of setting up camp was very hot and dry, as were the next few days while the family were with us. They left on the day the rain started. 
We stayed an extra day, and received 5 inches of rain over night. The next morning we packed up in the rain, and  headed for home. After another couple of days the rain stopped and we were flooded in, and trying to dry everything from the camp. 

I would not like to have been on this boat when it got damaged, looks like it has been here a while stuck in the sand.

You would think with all the mangroves there would be plenty of fish and mud crabs. Maybe now after all the rain, but not when we were there. Lucky for us there were plenty of birds around.

Rufous Whistler (Male) (Pachycephala rufiventris)

 Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Caught this one on the hop.

Whistling Kite (Juvenile) (Haliastur sphenurus)
One on the branch, one in the nest.  


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19 comments:

mick said...

The birds and the bay look beautiful but the rain doesn't sound good at all. I'm glad you got home before all of us out here got flooded in!

Gary said...

Great shots. Glad you're OK. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

A great post for WBW!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful birds and the Kites are awesome. Neat sighting of the Kite and nest.

Wally Jones said...

This looks like a great place and love your images of the water and birds.
Sorry you had all the rain!

Carole M. said...

lovely photos and my favourite is the rufous whistler

Stewart M said...

Nice whistler - and I like the action shot!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Lea said...

I'm glad you had some good weather before the rains came. Wonderful bird photos!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Pat said...

Great shots!

Phyllis Oller said...

I always like to see what nests go with the birds,thanks so much for sharing,beautiful photos~phyllis

Pam ;) said...

Rainbow beach was true to its name but inspite of the rain you captured great shots of Rufous Whistler, Brown Honeyeater and the pair of nesting Whistlinf Kites.

Carletta said...

Whimiscal shot of the hopping Honeyeater and beautiful light on the Whistling Kite!
Wonderful post Neil!

Hanne Bente said...

Lovely pictures!
Thank you for sharing) Hanne Bente

Phil said...

5inches of rain? Wow and I thought we had a lot. The kite seems to have an enormous nest.

Amanda said...

The juvenile Whistling Kite looks quite different to the adults I've seen - I guess he's still got time to get scruffy!

grammie g said...

Hi Nick...I like the look of the Rufous Whistler, and the action shot!
Thanks so much for your comment on my WBW post!!
grace

Ken Schneider said...

Five inches of rain and poor fishing to boot! Hope you brought extra provisions. Your photos are beautiful.

NatureFootstep said...

nice set of birds and birdshots.

i stora drag said...

Nice pictures of the birds!
Greetings Pia