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.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Shining Flycatcher on the Sunshine Coast

Shining Flycatcher is always a tricky bird to find in southeast Queensland so it was nice to see three - a pair and a single male - from my kayak today along the Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast.
The female in the first pair was particularly inquisitive.
There were lots of Collared Kingfishers about, with this one showing nicely in the open.
Plenty of Australasian Darters were along the river,
Along with Royal Spoonbills.


  1. Hi Greg - Ive a few days coming up in Noosa and would love to photograph a Shining Flycatcher! I know a scarce bird in SEQ but wondered if you had any spots near Noosa where they may be a chance to see? Cheers David Taylor


    1. David email me at address in facebook badge down right column of blog