Thursday, 19 May 2011

2011 World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Last Saturday I visited the an event acknowledging World Migratory Bird Day. This celebration at this time of year is oriented to the northern hemisphere, so the day was not devoted to trying to see migratory birds. Rather, the day:
  1. acknowledged the amazing achievements of such birds,
  2. highlighted the need to care for them, and
  3. gave a chance to take a guided walk through Boondall Wetlands with expert guides.
Some pics:

Councillor Amanda Cooper opens proceedings
Councillor Amanda Cooper - World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

David Fitzgibbon welcomes visitors and introduces the new display educating the public about migratory birds.
David Fitzgibbon - World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

The volunteer bird guide from "Birds Queensland" heard these birds in the distance, expertly whistled to them, and then after about 30 seconds, a pair flew over closer to us! (They were still very difficult to 'snap' though!)
Pale Headed Rosella (Platycerus adscitus)
Pale Headed Rosella (Platycerus adscitus) - World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Perhaps an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Possibly / maybe an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) - World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) - World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

World Migratory Bird Day, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here's the link to my Smugmug photo gallery on World Migratory Bird day celebrations.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds