2013 04b 009s boardwalkCoombabah Wetlands is one of our regular annual walks and always yields a goodly number of species as well as interesting observations on bird behavior – and this April’s walk was no exception. This time the “wetlands” really lived up to its name and some of us wished we’d worn our wellies as the puddles and overflows were quite extensive in places. As were the mozzies!

Anyway, off we set around the boardwalk circuit which yielded a surprisingly good number of birds at 7–8am in the morning, and also a koala spotted by Rochelle. After a quick breakfast we then walked our usual circuit track, first through open country with some light timber then on to the mangrove wetlands. We hadn’t gone very far before Julie spotted two Cotton Pygmy geese flying up from a reed-lined ephemeral pool and going straight over our heads. A wonderful sighting and definitely the bird of the day.

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