Sunday, 27 April 2014

Noosa Biosphere Cruise

Thanks to our son and his partner for giving us a trip on the Noosa Biosphere Cruise for Christmas. These are some of the views seen on the cruise along the Noosa River.
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The River Ferry that runs a taxi service from Tewantin to Noosa. One way to dodge all the traffic and parking problems.
 
 One of the many Houseboats on the river.

  Noosa Biosphere Ferry.
 Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)
 

 Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

  Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba)

  Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

 Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

 Pied Cormorant

 Some of the scenery along the Noosa River.
 
 Some of the activities you can do on the river.
Mixed flock of Terns and Gulls.

One of the walks along the river.
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15 comments:

mick said...

Great photos - the Noosa river is very beautiful down in that area. The birds are wonderful - I especially like that pelican!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful river scenes. And the birds are an added bonus.. The Pied Cormorant and Kite are my favorites. Enjoy the rest of your week!

thewovenspoke said...

Love the photos and the post.

Karen said...

What a cool trip! I'd love to live on a houseboat. Lot's of great birds, love the pellies!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi that was a great present you received. Loved seeing all the birds from the river boat especially the Brahminy Kite. I wonder did you see it fly.it is magnificent in flight. Looks a great place to walk also

i stora drag said...

What a nice present! Very nice photos of all the different species you saw there!
Greetings Pia

Neil said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Neil said...

Margaret we did not see the Brahminy Kite flying this time, if you look close at the photo of the one on its own you will see it has some remains of a fish at its feet.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome birding! LOVE the pied cormorants! so handsome! the kite is impressive!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. I like the variety.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift. Beautiful scenery and lovely birds.

Phil Slade said...

Nice photos Neil. The Brahminy Kite is really impressive.

Stewart M said...

Looks like a good place to explore, I looked up trip on this river when I did some work in QLD - but I did not have time to do them. Next time perhaps.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOVE the kite!!! And your native pelicans are mighty pretty.

Linda said...

Awesome birds! Looks like a great trip.