We found the WTP with no trouble and there, in the first bay we looked, were 17 Spotted Whistling-Duck. They quietly swam away from us to the other side of the water [like all ducks do] and when we ventured a little too close they all flew into the next bay. A great tick. The sun was just right making for some great images.
|Spotted Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna guttata|
There were also the dirtiest Australian White Ibis, Radjah Shelduck and Masked Lapwings you ever did see. The exposed red earth of the site made a great source for colouration!
|Australian White !?! Ibis Threskiornis molucca|
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
|Radjah Shelduck Tadorna radjah|
|Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami|
A constant presence in the trees was the Australasian Figbird. Here is a male in full colour and, I think, an immature male. This is the local race flaviventris with the bright yellow neck and belly.
|Australasian Figbird Sphecotheres viridis|