Ooncooncoon Bay

Oooconcoon Bay was named for the swans that used to live here before the days of water ferries and jetskis and noisy motor boats.

Kookaburras in my Garden

The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family.

Morning Walk at Bribie Island Kakadu Bird Sanctuary

Walked the Kakadu Bird Sanctuary Track this morning.. The artificial roost site, hides and interpretive centre at Kakadu Beach are the result of cooperation between the Queensland Wader Study Group and the developer of Pacific Harbour, a canal residential estate on Pumicestone Passage.  The artificial roost site was built in 2002 to compensate for theContinue reading “Morning Walk at Bribie Island Kakadu Bird Sanctuary”

Bird Walking Track and Sanctuary at Bribie Island

http://www.sunbittern.com/bribie%20birds.html The Pumicestone Passage is a wonderful area for birds and there are several vantage points from the numerous beaches. Raptors are common and include spectacular White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Ospreys and Brahminy Kites. Waders, including the globally-threatened Eastern Curlew, are plentiful on the mudflats, especially in summer, and you might even spot a majestic Black-necked Stork.Continue reading “Bird Walking Track and Sanctuary at Bribie Island”

Rainbow Lorrikeets in the White Gum Trees at Russell Island

Originally posted on Birds Australia:
A rosella is one of five to eight species of colourful Australian parrots in the genus Platycercus. Platycercus means “broad-tailed” or “flat-tailed”, reflecting a feature common to the rosellas and other members of the broad-tailed parrot tribe. Their diet is mainly seeds and fruit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosella Rosellas feed predominantly on seeds…

Kookaburras at Russell Island

Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. Kookaburras are carnivorous. Kookaburras are known to eat the young of other birds, mice, snakes, insects and small reptiles. The Laughing KookaburraContinue reading “Kookaburras at Russell Island”

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