Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 29, 2010

Bribie Island #2

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , , — steve_happ @ 12:31 am

Bi-centennial Walks

I stopped at the Arts Centre and went for a walk along the Bi-centennial tracks. There were quite a few Noisy Friarbirds, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet and Rainbow Lorikeets feeding on the blossoms in the trees around the centre. The country around there is mainly banksia and melaleuca swamp type habitat. At one spot there were quite a few honeyeaters like Lewins Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater and Scarlet Honeyeater as well as some Mistletoebirds.

Scarlet Honeyeater
young Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)

I happened to spot this butterfly who landed on a branch. It was amazing how well the camouflage was on it. It looks so much like a leaf, its uncanny. It even has the veins of the leaf.

Butterfly camouflaged like a leaf

Banksia Beach Bird Sanctuary

After the walks, I went down to the Banksia Beach Bird Sanctuary that is on the foreshore at Pumicestone Passage. There is a hide and a walk. There were Masked Lapwing, Red-capped Plover, Pied Oystercatcher and Caspian Tern roosting on the sand. Further up I spotted some Brown Honeyeaters and this lovely Australian Wood Duck chick and her parents.

Australian Wood Duck
Australian Wood Duck chick

Bribie Island Bird List

Noisy Friarbird
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Pied Butcherbird
Laughing Kookaburra
Australian Magpie
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Willy Wagtail
Australian Raven
Crested Pigeon
Masked Lapwing
Red-capped Plover
Pied Oystercatcher
Caspian Tern
Welcome Swallow
Australian Wood Duck
White-faced Heron
Silver Gull

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