A couple of days birding around the Sunshine Coast. At the Cooroy sewege treatment works, three Baillon's Crakes were showing well, foraging in the open. A single Pale-vented Bush-hen was flushed from dense growth on the forest edge adjacent to the ponds, where two other bush-hens were heard. Little Grassbird was seen and heard.
At the Noosa Botanic Gardens, the Freckled Ducks that had been around for 18 months or so appear to have absconded. In long grass nearby along Hay Road, a party of Brown Quail strutted about in full view, with the differences between the sexes easy to discern.
|Brown Quail (male left, female right)|
|Australian White Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill|
On another wetland near Bil Bli, on Lefoes Road, Latham's Snipe and Glossy Ibis were co-operative. In mangroves along the Maroochy River, a male Shining Flycatcher was seen. In a flooded area of cut cane land near Bli Bli, 50 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers foraged in the stubble.
|Pacific Golden Plover|
On the home front, Verreaux's Skins was an addition to the garden reptile list.