Beach and heath sitings

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birdie
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Beach and heath sitings

Interesting to hang out by the coast instead of the rainforest areas and see the difference in bird life there. Difficult to catch though, in spite of the sunny conditions


White cheeked HE

Brown H/E feasting on the banksias by the coast. There were heps of them flitting around, but although I could hear them well I found them so hard to pick out.

white faced heron

black faced cuckoo shrike

Cheers

Birdie

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Such fast little birds the brown honey eaters

and such a beautiful setting to watch them in.

If only the birds would sit as beautifully still as the flora

Sunshine Coast Queensland

birdie
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Just realised the typo in the title, oops sightings LOL

Sunshine Coast Queensland

smeedingo2
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HI Birdie
Love the shots the place reminds me of Seal Rocks not far up the road.

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Ah Dingo, thanks... you live in a nice part of the coast too then if you're around that northern NSW area.

I am just moving out of my "comfort zone" and looking further a field for some new subjects. I have never been interested in coastal birds as I basically know very little about them. So that is my next project :)

cheers

Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

smeedingo2
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HI Birdie
You will be pleased with what you will find it is hard to get the sea birds on the ground but alot of the honey eaters seem to live there BEST OF LUCK.

bygum
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A very nice set Birdie keep them coming.

A Photo is only as good as the eyes that look at it.

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Nice set, Birdie. Looks like they were taken at Noosa NP. A great place to go birdwatching. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

George
Melbourne, VIC

birdie
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Thanks guys. George, the bay was actually further down at Coolum, Point Arkwright, and the heath land was at the very southern end of Noosa NP, but actually at Coolum as well.

Cheers

Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

cathshane

Nice set of shots Birdie.

Birdgirl2009
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Very nice shots birdie. The beach is a great place to see birds.

Guess what we saw the other night? A southern boobook owl! We were just driving home from basketball in the rain and it was on the road. It flew up into a nearby tree and we were able to creep to within about 5 m of it and watch it for a while. No camera, but so lucky to see it. I have only seen 3 wild owls in my life - a barn owl on a neighbours roof when I was a child, a powerful owl on a night walk in Blackbutt Reserve in Newcastle and this one.

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I have yet to see an owl except for passing in a car at night. I have done that Blackbutt night walk, it's a cool place. I also remember doing the Fernleigh track a few years ago and seeing my first Eastern Whip bird. Now that I have spent hours trying to catch them, I find it amazing that the one down there just landed in a small tree at shoulder height and called loudly , quite oblivious of me!!

Cheers Birdgirl

Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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oh wow love the white faced heron. looks like you got pretty close? they are a gorgeous bird, great capture birdie, was that in the small scrub walk area in coolum by the beach? (golf course end)
Thanks 4 sharing:)

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best

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Hey Hev
The heron was actually shot at Alex Headland while beach walking. It was pretty close to me anyway. The Coolum beach area I was at was two places actually, firstly the brown HE were at Point Arkwright , at the southern end on the lookout park. The dog beach and the coastal heath is up the northern end, by Stumers Creek. Your doggies would love it there, and so would you . trouble is, if you want to go into the NP you cant take dogs .

Thanks for dropping by

Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Some beautiful photos and it looks like a wonderful place for birwatching! Love the 1st photo of the White-Cheeked Honeyeater and the 2nd last photo of the bay, with the white-faced heron I've seen 1 and on one day 2 of them pecking at the ground at the local park on the way to the station. I'll see if I can go down on the weekend and get some photos, they are wondrous birds, some nice photos there Birdie, good luck on your exploration of coastal birds to expand your knowledge, I know mine is very limited but rarely get the chance to but if I could I would :)

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Amateur, I can't remember where you live, don't you live near a coastline at all?

Herons are relatively common up here at least, and they are great birds to shoot as they often stand nice and still for you - especially if they are fishing.
Hey re that other thread, just bow out and leave him to it. He is relishing the attention and it gives the Forum a bad look if it carries on.
Holly is well aware of it so just leave it to her.
Check out my King Parrot if you want something nice to look at!

Thank for the support and your comments here
Good luck with your Herons

Cheers

Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Don't worry, I've had my final say on that, unfortunately I live in the Western Suburbs and I am no where near the coastline, but we are going on a cruise next year so I hope to expand my knowledge on seabirds. I already saw your King Parrot, beautiful birds. I'm not sure I can go find the herons til the hols. On Saturdays they have sports there, Sunday I've got golf (and on other weeks I relish the sleep-in :D), but I'll see if I can check it out on Monday. There's also the local butcherbird that frequents there, he was raised in a little kind of foresty area 50mx50m, you can get really close to him, but I haven't had my camera when I've seen him. Missed your cuckoo-shrike pic first time round, lovely birds, nice capture :)

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Er Western Suburbs where??? LOL Can't even remember if it was Victoria or NSW!! Old age catching up I am afraid :)
Don't worry about the sports, the herons probably won't! It never ceases to amaze me how the birds around us carry on regardless of us and our intrusions.
I live in a "leafy suburb". But my friends do joke about our place and call it Jurassic Park around here. We are deep in a valley with tree lined streets all around. Lots of tall Eucalypts and some rainforest trees too. It is a birdie paradise (pardon the pun). These King Parrots were on the next street above us and feasting on a huge bottle brush or similar next to the house next to us. If you can imagine us down below with huge trees all round, and the guy beside us sits in his pole home overlooking our block, so he gets the top of the tree canopy to gaze into from his veranda!
I get the Catbirds down below though and he gets the parrots!
it really is a glorious spot for wildlife, and enhanced by the fact that a deep stormwater creek runs right down through the two houses so there is a lot of greenery between us. When I sit at my computer this is the view i get, and I see this little fellow every day...

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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