Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 28, 2010

Bribie Island Birds and Butterflies

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Buckleys Hole

Buckleys Hole is at the south end of Bribie Island. It is a waterhole or a billabong pretty close to the ocean. I think it is fresh water because there were fresh water birds in there. First up for the birds is the Wandering Whistling Duck. Here is a shot of it standing up showing the side feathers.

Wandering Whistling Duck
Wandering Whistling Duck

And here they are in the water.

Wandering Whistling Duck
Wandering Whistling Duck

There is a hide at the water hole. I was in it, hiding when this Australasian Grebe popped up right in front of me.

Australasian Grebe
Australasian Grebe

Mangrove Gerygone
Mangrove Gerygone

Butterflies

This butterfly was incredibly well camouflaged. It is a really crap photo but the butterfly is so amazing I had to chuck it in.

butterfly
amazingly camouflaged butterfly

A new butterfly. Not sure of name yet. Here is the back on shot. I dont know the technical name for this type of shot. Edit: Its a Meadow Argus. Thanks Christina.

butterfly
Meadow Argus

And here is the side on shot of the butterfly above.

Butterfly
Meadow Argus side shot

I am going to have to start a butterfly list as well as a bird list at the rate I am going.

Buckleys Hole bird list

Spotted Turtle-dove
Galah
Pacific Black Duck
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Sacred Kingfisher
Pied Cormorant
Black Swan
Magpie-lark
Rainbow Lorikeet
Australian White Ibis
Welcome Swallow
Wandering Whistling Duck
Australasian Grebe
Willy Wagtail
Australian Raven
Little Corella
Mangrove Gerygone
Grey Fantail
Superb Fairy-wren
Magpie Goose
Crested Pigeon
Austalian Magpie

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