The Coorong National Park South Australia

Birds of prey "Raptors"

April 2018

Went down South to the Coorong National Park area in search of some Birds Of Prey, had a few cooperative birds flying around so managed to get a few shots

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.

 

                                                                                            Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                            Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                             Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                             Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                         Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                         Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                         Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                         Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                         Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                         Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

                                                                                        Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                        Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                           Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                           Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                      Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                      Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                           Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                           Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                        Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                        Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae

                                                                                        Swamp Harrier, Circus approximans Accipitridae

                                                                                        Swamp Harrier, Circus approximans Accipitridae


Always fun trying to capture these amazing Birds in flight, was a fabulous arftenoon capturing these few birds.