Monday, September 22, 2014


A variety of long necked, long legged birds seen and photographed recently around the Sunshine Coast.

A morning outing at the Park Lakes Wetlands in Bli Bli allowed me to observe a large flock of Magpie Geese, quite a few of which were roosting high up in some nearby trees.

Magpie Goose

Magpie Geese

At the same location a solitary Great Egret shone brightly in the morning light.

Great Egret

As too a small contingent of Cattle Egrets resting safely in the middle of a pond.

Cattle Egrets

At Ewan Maddock Dam a Black-necked Stork treated me to a spectacular fly over. With it's 2.3 metre wingspan it is up there with the Brolga and Australian Pelican as our largest birds. 

Black-necked Stork

Low tide on the Mooloolah River at Parrearra allowed for some close views of these two feeding in their own particular manner.

Royal Spoonbill & White-faced Heron

Cheers & Happy Birding


  1. You are so lucky to have so many variety of large waterbirds there. The stork certainly looks impressive. Great shots as well.

  2. Thanks Wai Mun. There is always something interesting to observe around our local waterways.