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  1. Distant

    Distant

    After lunch and finding my room at the Cunnamulla Hotel we set off for the Bowra reserve. Soon after turning off onto the road leading to it, a group of about a dozen Brolga were seen through the heat haze. Sorry about the poor quality of this image, but they were a longed for Lifer and it was...
  2. The Clown

    The Clown

    Galah's are so entertaining to watch and pretty too I think. One of the many visitors to Hans & Judly's garden.
  3. Is this.....

    Is this.....

    ...... a Laughing Kookaburra's Saturday face do you think. I'd brought some luck to Hans & Judy in the form of some rain - they'd not had any for so, so long. This seemed to be the kookaburra's favourite garden perch but do you think it was me that he was put out by? Saturday Fun
  4. Having a wander

    Having a wander

    As you can see from my tags, this, what most call a Maned Duck, goes by two other names. An unusual species as there are no other birds in the genus.
  5. Hoppity

    Hoppity

    Hans took me for a wonder round his property and here I got to see a Red-necked Wallaby. Right to the end I was unable to really get to grips with the differences between wallabies and kangaroos LOL
  6. Start of a new adventure

    Start of a new adventure

    We left Bribie at around 9am and set off to outback country, when I was handed over into the care of Hans and Judy Beste. One of the first birds there was a Blue-faced Honeyeater on their garden fence post.
  7. Thanks Ken

    Thanks Ken

    This was the last picture I took when in the care of Ken and Judy - a Buff-banded Rail as we were leaving the beach. We were now headed inland for the next stage of my adventure.
  8. An extra treat

    An extra treat

    Not sure if I mean for you or me LOL, but on our way back another Rainbow Bee-eater had arrived and I couldn't resist as they're so beautiful.
  9. Big Boy

    Big Boy

    Even lying down these Australian Pelicans look absolutely huge. Even the scientific name seems to reflect that (conspicuous? Not sure of the root).) Amazing birds I think.
  10. Unexpected

    Unexpected

    Further along the beach we came across a group of Great Crested Terns, my first sighting of these large terns. I quite over-looked the fact that there was a Gull-billed tern in amongst them until I downloaded the pictures!! I really didn't think terns could be so big LOL SF
  11. A wee beauty

    A wee beauty

    Ken went a bit quiet and furtive, wandering around without speaking to me for a few minutes. I'd no idea what he was up to until he suddenly indicated that I should join him. All then became clear.... he'd found what he was hoping for! Looking down from the top of a dune was a delightful...
  12. Pale-face

    Pale-face

    Once seen never forgotten LOL! One of those birds that are so easy to identify amongst all the worlds different heron species. This White-faced Heron was contemplating life at fresh water pool down on the beach at Buckley's Hole.
  13. Battle of the skies

    Battle of the skies

    While watching the bee-eater, suddenly it all kicked off in the air. When a Whistling Kite flew over with a Torresian Crow in hot pursuit chasing him away from the area. One of those moments. Sorry I'm so behind in Gallery comments, I find it can take ages to recover from a hospital stay...
  14. Vantage point

    Vantage point

    A dead tree in a fenced off area beside the path to the beach sat a very pretty Rainbow Bee-eater. This was my very first bee-eater species, as I've still not even seen the European one yet. Aren't they pretty, and quite well-named too.
  15. Little White Jobs for a change

    Little White Jobs for a change

    We left the hide and made our way down to the beach. We stopped to watch a flock of Little Corellas fly in and swarm around the top of a large tree. I don't know what the attraction was.
  16. Friends but not relatives

    Friends but not relatives

    There was a little desert island in the middle of the pool which was absolutely covered with birds, including Royal Spoonbill, Caspian Tern, Pied Stilt and Grey Teal. The Caspian Tern was a first for me - doesn't he have a huge bill!
  17. Skewed

    Skewed

    .... well I thought it was LOL. I kept thinking i was looking at the top of his head. So the laugh's on me. A Little Pied Cormorant sitting on a dead tree in the middle of Buckley's Hole. Saturday fun Thanks for your good wishes. Op went well and back home now, though a bit dopey LOL.
  18. In a hole

    In a hole

    We moved from the beach to Buckley's Hole, down some steps to a hide. This Masked Lapwing was right outside the window, so a nice start. He was actually keeping an eye on his wife and child as she moved the little one away from the perceived danger we obviously were LOL I'll be away tomorrow...
  19. waste management and disposal technician

    waste management and disposal technician

    Yep.... that's what the Australian Ibis is.
  20. Many half brothers

    Many half brothers

    Striated Heron, has an enormous number of subspecies, which the taxonomists are now looking at possibly splitting in the future. This contemplative guy was posing so nicely for me on the water's edge.
  21. In the shade

    In the shade

    A Pied Oystercatcher was further along that same stretch of beach and appeared to be trying to keep cool.
  22. Sentry Duty

    Sentry Duty

    Two names this guy has, but both agree that he's a Beach LOL. Some call him a Thick-knee and others a Stone-Curlew. And not only that, he's now on his third scientific name! Confused? I don't think he cares. And I don't - just glad to find a bird I'd really wanted to see. But what a lovely...
  23. Eye-balled

    Eye-balled

    The last species we saw as we were leaving the wetlands (my final visit to this wonderful place) was a Crested Pigeon. I'd not really noticed their eyes before.
  24. Holy-moly

    Holy-moly

    Sitting on a dead tree in the middle of one of the ponds was a stunning Sacred Kingfisher. I've picked this image, as although it doesn't show his face too well, it shows a white nape patch which I wasn't really aware of before.
  25. Australian Reed Warbler.jpg

    Australian Reed Warbler.jpg

    Continuing on our wander through the woods surrounding the various lakes I spotted an Australian Reed Warbler low in one of the trees.
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