A natural history blog by Greg Roberts, Sunshine Coast, Australia
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.