Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birds, Koalas, Dolphins, Surfing and more - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

As you know I really like Noosa National Park at Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I've collated some of my pics of the area from the last 8 months, all into one photo gallery.  Here are some pics of this marvellous area:

Banksia flower, Proteaceae family.
Banksia Flower, Proteaceae family - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Elusive Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Dolphins
Dolphins - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

A typically sleepy Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
A typically sleepy Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) -

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) - Birds at Alexandria Bay, Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 29 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Surfing Laguna Bay - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 29 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Eastern Reef Egret (Dark Morph) (Egretta sacra)
Eastern Reef Egret (Dark Morph) (Egretta sacra) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Based on the orange beak, perhaps an Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; on a very cool, overcast 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Perhaps a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Perhaps a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

When I exited the park & arrived at main beach, there was not a single person on the beach or in the water on this very cool, overcast day. Eventually this brave lady swam along.
When I exited the park & arrived at main beach, there was not a single person on the beach or in the water on this very cool, overcast day. Eventually this brave lady swam along. - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's the photo gallery.

Thanks so much for looking!

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature/Coastal-Environments