For our first bird outing for the year, 19 members met for an exciting morning at Toorbul. Our first stop was at a waterhole called Bishops Marsh. Viewing from the road numerous and interesting birds were observed. We then moved to the Toorbul roost and everybody was excited to see various wader birds along the shoreline. Following morning tea, we walked down to the sloping embankment where the birds were congregating as they were being pushed ashore by the rising tide. Waders in their hundreds gave splendid closeup viewing. Black swans floated further out in Pumicestone Passage, flocks constantly flew up and down the passage as they were disturbed by passing boats. Following weeks of hot weather, we were fortunate to choose a day with milder temperatures a slightly overcast sky and a lovely cooling sea breeze. After lunch and at the top of the tide we all made our tracks back home, jubilant at having enjoyed a very successful day with good company and many laughs.
ABN 60206792095 NPAQ acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Queensland National Park Estate and strongly supports co-stewardship with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC, PSM Governor of Queensland