Spring sightings from the Sunshine Coast area this year include three species of monarch together at several sites; multiple sightings of Ground Parrot near Noosa; nice encounters with Marbled Frogmouth and Australian Owlet-Nightjar; and Brolga and waders at Toorbul.
Toorbul is just south of the Sunshine Coast municipality limits, but there are several birds that are easier to see here. They include a pair of Brolga that for several years have frequented a swamp, presently dry, between Toorbul and the Bruce Highway.
|Bar-tailed Godwit & Great Knot|
Waders at the high tide roost yesterday included these species.
|Great Knot & Red Knot|
This appears to be a good season for Red Knot. Though still heavily outnumbered by Great Knots, about 20 Red Knots were present yesterday.