Eagleby Wetlands wet again

Eagleby Wetlands wet again

It’s great to see the Eagleby Wetlands full of water again after so many months of drought earlier this year and late last year (a drought in our wet season? yes, it does happen)

Part of Eagleby Wetlands looking like Drylands last November

Part of Eagleby Wetlands looking like Drylands last November

And now the tea trees are flowering we’re also getting nectar-feeding birds (including the beautiful little scarlet honeyeater) and insectivorous birds coming in after nectar-feeding insects.

Here are a few recent photos

Flocks of pelicans have retturned, along with stilts, black swans, dotterells and others

Flocks of pelicans have returned, along with stilts, black swans, dotterells and others: this lagoon was never as dry as the one above, but it did diminish considerably

ok, nothing unusual about seeing white ibis near Brsbane, but they do look rather nice flying in a flock

ok, nothing unusual about seeing white ibis near Brisbane, but they do look rather nice flying in a flock

 

Red-browed finches in a sheoak

Red-browed finches in a sheoak

brown honeyeater visiting tea tree (Melaleuca) flowers

brown honeyeater visiting tea tree (Melaleuca) flowers

A rufous whistler seeking insects from foliage and bark

A rufous whistler seeking insects from foliage and bark

a whistling kite soaring over the wetland

A whistling kite soaring over the wetland

 

Two little brown birds: golden-headed cisticola and female of one of the blue fairy-wrens (superb or variegated: the males are easily distinguished but not the females). I don't think either of these deserted during the drought

Two little brown birds: golden-headed cisticola (right) and female of one of the blue fairy-wrens (superb or variegated: the males are easily distinguished but not the females). I don’t think either of these deserted during the drought

Royal spoonbills and two species of ibis rst in a tree by a lagoon

Royal spoonbills and two species of ibis rst in a tree by a lagoon

 

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