Beautiful, Varied Noosa National Park – Birds, Koalas, Dolphins, Surfers and Banksias; Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

As you know I really like Noosa National Park at Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I’ve collated some of my pics of the area from the last 8 months, all into one photo gallery.  Here are some pics of this marvellous area:

Banksia Flower, Proteaceae family
Banksia Flower, Proteaceae family - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

The difficult-to-spot Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

An idyllic morning jog
Alexandria Bay - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

A Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) with breakfast
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

A typically sleepy Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
A typically sleepy Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) just south of the National Park, at Sunrise Beach

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) - Birds at Alexandria Bay, Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 29 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Barrell action
Surfing Laguna Bay - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 29 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Eastern Reef Egret (Dark Morph) (Egretta sacra) in flight
Eastern Reef Egret (Dark Morph) (Egretta sacra) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Based on the orange beak, perhaps an Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Based on the orange beak, perhaps an Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; on a very cool, overcast 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; on a very cool, overcast 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

When I exited the park & arrived at main beach, there was not a single person on the beach or in the water on this very cool, overcast day. Eventually this brave lady swam along.
When I exited the park & arrived at main beach, there was not a single person on the beach or in the water on this very cool, overcast day. Eventually this brave lady swam along. - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here’s the full photo gallery, covering several visits from November 2010 to June 2011.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature/Coastal-Environments

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About disci7

Hobbyist & part time photographer. I enjoy photographing sport (especially basketball, surfing, triathlons, cycling, running & softball), nature and birds.
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