Boondall Wetlands II

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3 years 2 months ago #86745 by gordon
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G'day Everyone,

Took another trip out to Boondall Wetlands the other day, this time to the section that has one of the bird hides and a raised deck walk through the mangroves and along the river and bay.

Hope you all enjoy!

Firstly, the walk and hide:

Raised walk through the Mangroves


Some of the benches laid out along the walk


The one hide (there is another on the other side of the reserve but the place is big so haven't ventured there yet!)


Some mangroves, river and beaches












And of course some of the birds!

I'll repeat the last photo from above as there is a Whimbrel in there...


Grey Fantail




White-faced Heron


Spangled Drongo


Willie Wagtail


Brown Honeyeater


I definitely intend going back to this venue quite a bit over the next few months as the waders start showing up again. I reckon those mud flats will be teeming with waders!!

Cheers,
Gordon

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3 years 2 months ago #86747 by NickyO
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Fantastic looking reserve and photo's, thanks for sharing with us!

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3 years 2 months ago #86750 by Peregrinedive
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I second NickyO's post!

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Regards,
Abe

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3 years 2 months ago #86751 by gordon
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Thanks Guys!!

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3 years 2 months ago #86752 by nkgray
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Keep them coming Gordon. Nice to see lots of new species - even remotely.

What I find so interesting about visiting new areas is that while there are entire families of new birds with which you aren't familiar, you still are able to identify others. You may not know which species it is but you do know that it is A drongo, A bulbul, A starling or A wagtail - so all your SA birding does count for something.

Neil

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3 years 2 months ago #86753 by gordon
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Hi Neil,

Yes, that's what makes birding in other areas easier as you already know which family to look at!

Cheers,
Gordon

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3 years 2 months ago #86754 by Doug
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Looks like a truly spectacular birding venue

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