Last Saturday I visited an event acknowledging World Migratory Bird Day, held at the Boondall Wetlands in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This celebration at this time of year is oriented to the northern hemisphere, so the day was not devoted to trying to see migratory birds. Rather, the day:
1. acknowledged the amazing achievements of such birds,
2. highlighted the need to care for them, and
3. gave a chance to take a guided walk through Boondall Wetlands with expert guides.
The volunteer bird guide from “Birds Queensland” heard these birds in the distance, expertly whistled to them, and then after about 30 seconds, a pair flew over closer to us! (They were still very difficult to ‘snap’ though!)
Pale Headed Rosella (Platycerus adscitus)
Thanks for looking!