The normally elusive Pale-vented Bush-hen has showed very well indeed today and yesterday from the hide at Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island. I had a pair at very close quarters and a third in the distance across the wetland on the far shore.
Also at Buckley's Hole were a few other nice waterbirds.
While Dollar-birds and Pheasant-Coucals were nesting nearby.
At the Boongaree Caravan Park, where we stayed, a female Peregrine Falcon was about the place in the late afternoons, doubltessly attracted to large numbers of roosting Rainbow Lorikeets and Little Corellas. The falcon spent long periods perched very high up on a concrete tower.
This Whimbrel was at the Kakadu high tide roost on Bribie Island. The roost was made by developers after the destruction of a natural wader roost to make way for the Pacific Waters canal development. Unfortunately, the waders do not seem to have taken to it. The Kakadu roost, like the natural one it replaced, was intended for use by waders when their main roost across Pumicestone Passage was inundated during very high tides. Although I was at the Kakadu roost this week during a 2.3m high tide, there were few birds using it.