Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas

 Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
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Monday, 16 December 2013


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)
and other waders.

 Red-kneed Dotterel

 Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)

 Black-winged Stilt

 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Black-winged Stilt
Eastern Curlew
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
 Red-kneed Dotterel

Brumbies seen on the way to Boonooroo.
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tawny Frogmouth

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.
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