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, 12 December 2011

Black Bittern & Shining Flycatcher in Pumicestone Passage

I had a Black Bittern in mangroves today in the northern Pumicestone Passage, on the Sunshine Coast. It was too quick to photograph - this one is from Barra Imaging.
 The bird was in the same habitat as 10 Striated Herons that I saw today - including this one.
This was one of the Shining Flycatchers I had at 10 sites where I saw or heard the species in the passage today, bringing to 20 the number of sites on the Sunshine Coast that I have for the species.
I was fooled by this Leaden Flycatcher in the mangroves, thinking it was a Broad-billed initially.

Nice to see some terns including with these Gull-billed Terns, a Whiskered Tern (in flight) and a White-winged Tern (third from left).
And waders, including these Bar-tailed Godwits


  1. Lots of great pictures on your blog!
    Nice to see all these australian birds!

    Greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

  2. Thanks for that Raphael and Yvonne.
    Greetings from the Sunshine Coast.