Can you see him!! He was quite hard to spot and photograph, but got there by just clicking and hoping LOL.
This is an Australian Reed Warbler, which really pleased me as I don't get to see 'our' one up here in Scotland (though I think they're beginning to breed here now).
Spot the odd one out!
In another of the more enclosed pools came across these whistling ducks. The first time I'd seen any ducks in this family.
They're really rather attractive with those large whitish flank feathers (not visible in this image sadly).
..... shows up well in the dark! We'd found our way to some darker pools, very shaded by the overhead canopy. Fortunately some shafts of sun was falling on them.
These ibis were trying to keep their feet dry by balancing on a fallen tree.
Running very late today I'm afraid. Had to go to the...
We were passing between two lakes and on the left hand one got two new birds for my list in the same frame (however, that's really not too difficult when everything is new LOL).
Here we have a Pacific Black Duck and a Dusky Moorhen.
.... but they are double-barred!!
These guys are really tiny, look like little mice running around in the grass. I saw them in many places in Queensland, as they quite common in the tropical north and east of the state. But seem to be absent from the rest of the country.
We arrived at Sandy Camp Road Wetlands and it wasn't long before I discovered why Ken liked to go there!
There were several birds foraging on the path that led down between two lakes. I'll not show them all, but will start with one of the most delightful of Australias birds a Willie-wagtail...
The next day Ken took me to one of his favourite patches but on the way stopped off at Lindum Park to see what was around.
Mostly stilts, but I didn't get a better picture of one than I'd already had, but as we were leaving I spotted this Gala, with colours like a pretty iced cake LOL
A huge, slow-flying pelican came past. As you can see there's not much undercarriage clearance LOL.
I still struggle to understand how they manage to take off at all though - they just seem to defy gravity LOL
I'd been wanting to see a stilt for years! Tried to see "Sammy" in Norfolk, but he disappeared just a day or two before I went!
Here's one in Australia, three names they have, Pied, White-headed and Australian, so take your pick LOL.
Some people don't seem to like these as they raid the dustbins. But of course they do a good job of getting rid of our rubbish.
However, my favourite bird colour scheme is black and white, so I'm a fan. LOL