Saturday, 23 January 2016

Bird Nerd visits Queensland 07

Wappa Dam is one of Brisbane's water catchment dams about 100km northwest of Brisbane itself. It was recommended as a good birding site but when I got there, it did seem a bit "just a large body of water"-ish with a picnic area. How looks deceive [although only two waterbirds].

young Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta
young Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta
Australian Figbird Sphecotheres viridis
male Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum
female and male Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata
Cattle Egret Ardea ibis
Forest Kingfishers Todiramphus macleayii
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia
In breeding garb.

male Red-backed Fairy-wren Malurus melanocephalus

Just to clinch the identification. Red back!!

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