Monday, May 9, 2016

Birds in flight over Wyreema Wetlands

Mr Sandy Eveleigh from Visual Hope Photography took these great photos of birds in flight over the Wyreema Wetlands recently. Sandy was inspired to go and drive past the Wyreema Wetlands, after being informed about it's plight on Channel 7 News during the week.  These great photos were taken from the road and Sandy was so impressed with the species that he could see from the road, that he has arranged to be inducted so he can visit the site to bird-watch in the near future.

Sandy's Bird List from the short time he visited the perimeter of Wyreema Wetlands is as follows:
  • Black-Shoulder Kite
  • Eastern Great Egret
  • White-Necked Heron
  • Willy Wagtail
  • Magpie-lark
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Pink-eared Duck
  • Australasian Darter
Thank-you Sandy for sharing your great birds in flight photographs with us.  To see other great photos you can follow Visual Hope Photography on Facebook or Instagram

Black-shouldered Kite over Wyreema Wetlands (Photo thanks to Visual Hope Photography)

Black-shouldered Kite over Wyreema Wetlands (Photo thanks to Visual Hope Photography)

Eastern Great Egret over Wyreema Wetlands (Photo thanks to Visual Hope Photography)

White-necked Heron over Wyreema Wetlands (Photo thanks to Visual Hope Photography)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Unusual Birds of the Wyreema Wetlands

Chris Cameron recently supplied us with some nice photos of many of the species recorded so far at the Wyreema Wetlands. Four of the more unusual species are shown below. Black Falcons and Yellow-throated Miners are resident in the area.  Freckled Duck and Black-tailed Native-hens were drought refugees, which is why artificial wetlands are so important for our wildlife.

Thanks Chris for sending these photos for us to share.

Black Falcon (Photo by Chris Cameron)

Freckled Duck (Photo by Chris Cameron)

Black-tailed Native-hen (Photo by Chris Cameron)

Yellow-throated (White-rumped) Miner (Photo by Chris Cameron)

Wyreema Wetlands Featured on 7 Local News

04th May 2016


Channel 7 Local News Toowoomba Reporter, Sophie Tetzlaff interviewed Mick Atzeni (Toowoomba Bird Observers Club) and Deputy Mayor Cr Carol Taylor (Toowoomba Region Council) and residents of the local Wyreema and surrounding areas on site at Wyreema to discover more about the plight to save this important bird wetland.  You can watch the full news article here which is featured about 5 minutes into the bulletin.

Thank-you to Channel 7 for featuring this important story and also to Cr Carol Taylor and the Wyreema State Primary School for their support.