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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mick said...

Another great outing and photos as well. The stars of the show for me would be those Wedge-tailed Eagles!

Chris Rohrer said...

Looks like an amazing place to go birding! The Wedge-tailed Eagle shot is awesome! Congrats!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place for bird watching. Great shots.

Phil Slade said...

Looks like a brill place for birding. Some super species you found.

Breathtaking said...

The Wedge-tailed eagle is a new bird for me, great shot!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful variety of birds and photos. Cool sighting of the eagle. The falls is pretty. A great spot for birding. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Sharon Wagner said...

It was a good birding day. I just saw my first Roseate spoonbill this winter.

NatureFootstep said...

Sounds like fun. I was in Queensland for three weeks in sept 2014. I saw some of these birds then. It was a great tour :)

Christian Perrin said...

Great wedgie shots! Apostlebirds are a favourite of mine too, I've only ever seen them up north but am aware they are scattered around SEQ too. Must try find some!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A thousand birds! I am in awe. Thank you for sharing ... The Eagle (I'd never heard of this kind) is wonderful . Always love all your birds and waterfalls are my favorite hike destination when we're home in Oregon anyway.

Nora said...

I love the lovely photos and information on your blog! I especially liked the eagle! Thanks so much for the comments on my blog. Have a great weekend. cheers.

Stewart M said...

Nice post - I have not seen apostle birds in a while.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne