Monday, 28 March 2016

Kilkivan Area

Kilkivan is located North West of Gympie and is an area we have not been to in a long time. As we are taking some birdwatchers there in the future, we thought it best to check out what is around. We went to the local caravan park to check on the facilities, then went to Kinbombi Falls where we saw Apostlebird, a pair of Wedge-tailed Eagle, and White-throated Honeyeater.We then drove towards Tansey where beside the road is a big lagoon with lots of birds, and to finish the day went to the Mudlo National Park.

Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)

White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)

Kinbombi Falls

 200 plus steps to the bottom
Kinbombi Falls
A stony creek bed in Mudlo National Park

Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) (a quick shot)

Tansey Lagoon

Some of the birds seen on the lagoon were Royal Spoonbill, Black Swan, White-headed Stilt, Pacific Heron, White-faced Heron, Australian Pelican, Australasian Grebe and lots of Ducks which we were unable to id from a distance because we did not have our telescope with us, but will make sure we do next time we are out this way. A rough count of about 1,000 birds.
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