Coorong National Park South Australia

05/06/2018

Water Birds

Down to the Coorong National Park this time after a few waterbirds, was a beautiful day and there was quiet a few birds around too.

The Coorong National Park is a spectacular saline lagoon stretching 140km. It is separated from the Southern Ocean by sand dunes and windswept beaches of the Younghusband Peninsula, and is internationally significant under the Ramsar agreement as a migratory wader and waterfowl refuge.

The Coorong is ideal for birdwatching and photography with its distinctive landscape in an important breeding area for the Australian pelican and is a refuge for ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, grebes and around 230 migratory birds that travel annually from Siberia, Alaska, Japan and China.

 

                                                                            It just would not be a morning down the Coorong with out the Pelicans....

                                                                            It just would not be a morning down the Coorong with out the Pelicans....

                                                                                                                     Incoming flock...

                                                                                                                     Incoming flock...

                                                                                       The morning songster, the Golden-headed Cisticola

                                                                                       The morning songster, the Golden-headed Cisticola

                                                                                      Golden-headed Cisticola, Cisticola exilis Cisticolidae

                                                                                      Golden-headed Cisticola, Cisticola exilis Cisticolidae

                                                                        Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

                                                                        Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

                                                                                     Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

                                                                                     Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

                                                                         Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

                                                                         Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

                                                                                              Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                              Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                            Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                            Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                            Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                            Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                            Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                            Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

                                                                                                 Little Egret, Egretta garzetta Ardeidae

                                                                                                 Little Egret, Egretta garzetta Ardeidae

                                                                                                    Little Egret, Egretta garzetta Ardeidae

                                                                                                    Little Egret, Egretta garzetta Ardeidae

                                                                                        Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Charadriidae

                                                                                        Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Charadriidae

                                                                                      Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Charadriidae

                                                                                      Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Charadriidae

                                                                                 Australian White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca Threskiornithidae

                                                                                 Australian White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca Threskiornithidae

                                                                                        Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Calidris acuminata Scolopacidae

                                                                                        Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Calidris acuminata Scolopacidae

                                                                                        Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Calidris acuminata Scolopacidae

                                                                                        Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Calidris acuminata Scolopacidae

                                                                                        Australian Spotted Crake, Porzana fluminea Rallidae

                                                                                        Australian Spotted Crake, Porzana fluminea Rallidae

                                                                                                   Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                   Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                    Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                    Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                   Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                   Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                    Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                                    Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

                                                                                Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae

                                                                                Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae

                                                                                                                                                                      Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae

                                                                                    

                                                                                Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae

                                                                                      Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae

                                                                                      Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae

                                                                                                                                                                                       Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa, Anatidae

                                                                                          

                                                                                           Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa, Anatidae

                                                                                                                                                                                Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa Anatidae

                                                                                   

                                                                                           Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa Anatidae

                                                                                           Australasian Shoveler, Anas rhynchotis Anatidae

                                                                                           Australasian Shoveler, Anas rhynchotis Anatidae

                                                                                         Australasian Shoveler, Anas rhynchotis Anatidae

                                                                                         Australasian Shoveler, Anas rhynchotis Anatidae

                                                                                                       Grey Teal, Anas gracilis Anatidae

                                                                                                       Grey Teal, Anas gracilis Anatidae

                                                                                      White-faced Heron, Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae

                                                                                      White-faced Heron, Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae

                                                                                     White-faced Heron, Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae

                                                                                     White-faced Heron, Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae

                                                                                   Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae Anhingidae

                                                                                   Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae Anhingidae

                                                                                     Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae Anhingidae

                                                                                     Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae Anhingidae


A fabulous place that I visit as often as I can, one of my favorite places to go and spend some time exploring, always something to see and capture

More images to come....

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