Sunshine Coast Birds

Birding and other wildlife experiences from the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere in Australia - and from overseas - with scribblings about travel, environmental issues, kayaking, hiking and camping.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sooty Oystercatcher, Shining Flycatcher on Sunshine Coast

Pt Cartwright on the Sunshine Coast has been a reliable spot for Sooty Oystercatcher and so it was again today, with this bird roosting on the rocks at high tide.
A paddle up Bells Creek, Golden Beach, in the kayak turned up Shining Flycatcher at no fewer than three sites. A single male was at a site where I found the species a couple of years back. Two single females were upstream and downstream of this site. This brings to six the number of sites for the bird that I have on the coast.
 Striated Herons were about along the creek, trying unsuccessfully to hide as usual.
These black swans were hard to pass by.

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