When visiting my Mum recently we went for a cuppa at one of our local beaches.
We watched this heron stalking through some still water, unperturbed by the passing beach-goers.
Then an ibis came wandering by hoping for a scrap of food.
They have become quite fearless around people and are considered a pest in
some areas of the Sunshine Coast.
|Australian White Ibis|
Meanwhile a lone mickey-bird was checking out the action from the shadows of a she-oak nearby.
Back at home we had a visitor to our shed out back, that made itself
at home on the fishing rods that we wanted to use. We were able to
move him along with a bit of gentle persuasion.
Across the road from home these egrets were feeding in the morning sun.
They drop in most days when the cattle are active and their numbers seem to be
increasing in the local area.
I had to take a shot of this lovely flower in the garden even though I have
no idea what it is. Any suggestions would be welcome!
And earlier from the back verandah, I snapped a photo of the sun rising over the coast,
with Mt Coolum on the left.
|Sunrise on the Sunshine Coast.|