A well-smoked Tawny Frogmouth

Wivenhoe dam in Queensland has a shoreline of many hundreds of kilometers, but it’s clear some birds prefered to remain close to the small camping area. The following shots were taken within and close to designated camping sites. The frogmouths were actually roosting within the smoke zone of camp fires! wordp Frogmouth 3

Campers were totally unaware of the two birds above their heads

Wpress Frogmouth 2

WordpBrahminy kite adj

The Brahminy kite was possibly a chick hatched in  a  nest in clear site of human camping visitors.

Wpress Darter

A Darter chose a poly pipe within 30 meters of the camp to dry out and..

Wpress red-backed wren male

a red-backed wren family used nearby reeds and bushes as their chosen home base.

In addition to the above, a flock of many hundreds of black cormorants choose to roost in the trees directly ajacent to the camp-ground. The question is, why do these species choose the camping area given the enormous space available to them at Wivenhoe?

 

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