This Osprey had a good catch – I would have been proud of that fish. He was taking it home – I am surprised he could carry a weight like that.
This Egret missed the fish this time.
This pelican was nearby. They are great birds to photograph, and remarkably agile for a bird that size. These were both taken on Toby’s Inlet.
Many years ago I recall the Water Corporation were criticized because the Derby Wastewater Treatment Plant was discharging to the environment. It seemed odd at the time because discharges in that location did not seem to be likely to cause problems. One of the last things we did on our recent trip out the Gibb River Road was to visit the Derby Wetlands. This is a wetland created by allowing controlled discharge from the very same wastewater treatment plant. It seems the discharges created an internationally important wetland and now this has to be maintained!
I think these are black winged stilts. Very elegant.
I have never seen these birds before. We visited the Caversham Wildlife Park during the school holidays and came across this fellow doing his best to impress his lady friends. I can’t imagine how they didn’t go weak at the knees and swoon when he made this lot shimmer – it seemed to go out of focus. But the girls just kept on grazing – no taste.
These are apparently a separate species – not just an albino version of the normal peacock.
While in Fitzroy we went for a boat trip in the Geike Gorge. Apparently Geike was the boss of the geologist who discovered the gorge. There are some rumours that the name may change to an indigenous name more appropriate.
It pays to get up early and get the first boat ride of the day while the water is still glassed over.
These rocks are part of the Devonian Reef – the same barrier reef that Tunnel Creek goes through.
The river is the same Fitzroy river that I have recently posted images of.