|Australian Pelican & Black Swan|
Efforts to persuade the Sunshine Coast Council to acquire these wetlands for a reserve continue. While the landholders are agreeable to selling, they intend to drain them for cattle pasture if an offer is not forthcoming. The discovery of Pectoral Sandpiper here and such a large number of Latham's Snipe further strengthens the conservation case. It also increases pressure on the Commonwealth Government to ensure that no development proceeds that could endanger the habitat of the large numbers of migratory waders that frequent the wetlands. The creation of a reserve would of course also allow public access to what is emerging as one of the most significant wetland sites in south-east Queensland. The case for protecting these wetlands is presented in detail here.
|River Road - Flooding February 2015|
|Channel-billed Cuckoo juvenile|
|Australian Wood Duck family|
|Eastern Water Skink|
|Little Red Flying Fox|
In the home garden, Eastern Whipbirds are regularly coming to the birdbaths to bath and drink.