Hi-De-Ho from Fraser Island
Very little rainfall was recorded for the whole of July… and the beautiful clear mornings that we experienced this month provided perfect conditions for our feathered friends and twitchers alike.
Our resident Buff-banded Rail made appearances on several mornings around the resort’s lakes. We also spotted a newcomer to our shores in the shape of a Dusky Moorhen (pictured), which was seen gliding through reflective waters of our mirror lakes in search of its morning meal.
Throughout the Wallum, White-cheeked Honeyeaters were out in force. As usual, these handsome birds put on a great show for guests by chasing each other through the vegetation or hanging upside down on the Casuarina branches.
Noisy Friarbirds were also entertaining to watch as they stripped soft bark off our Paperbark trees and flew - with mouths full - to construct their new nest. Blue-faced Honeyeaters also had nesting in mind. Pairs of these striking birds were spotted flying overhead with various twigs and vines in tow.
Down by the beach, our gorgeous Welcome Swallows could be seen busily collecting sand and mud in their beaks. Each year these little birds set about the laborious task of building their precariously-perched mud nests under the resort’s jetty. And we’re there to keep an eye on their progress.
The delight of the month though was a flock of Galahs that we spotted one morning down at the beach. These beautiful birds are rarely seen around the resort and were quite a welcome surprise in July.
Can’t wait to see what August brings…until next time…