Kathleen McArthur (Currimundi Lake) Conservation Park, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Hi all

I’m converting this WordPress Photo Blog over to being only for photos of birds, nature, wildlife, bushwalking, hiking, travel, tourism, art and similar topics. I’ll continue to use my Blogger photo blog and my Myspace photo blog for Sport and Physical Activity Photography.

I’ve recently enjoyed two visits to Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park) on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. My undoubted highlight was seeing an Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) catch, shake vigorously and devour a large grub! Here are some pics:

Idyllic scene on Currimundi Lake
Dad, Son & Puppy Fishing - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

New Growth of Swamp Banksia (Banksia robur)
New Growth of Swamp Banksia (Banksia robur) - Kathleen McArthur (Currimundi Lake) Conservation Park, Wurtulla, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Further information:  http://www.noosanativeplants.com.au/plants/75/banksia-robur.

White Cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra) playing ‘hard to get’
White Cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra) - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Immature Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Immature Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

An older Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) with a large, juicy grub for lunch!
Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) with a large, juicy grub for lunch!  - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

The Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) decided it didn’t want to eat all the green ‘goo’ from the grub’s insides, so proceeded to shake out much of the goo:
Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) with a large, juicy grub for lunch (and whipping it into shape)!  - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Easier to get down the hatch now…
Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) with a large, juicy grub for lunch!  - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Little Friar Bird (Philemon citreogularis)
Little Friar Bird (Philemon citreogularis) - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Saturday 26 May 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Cute little Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Saturday 26 May 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

To finish, a ‘stress relief’ image for you:
Idyllic place soaking up the late Autumn sun, fishing adjacent to Currimundi Lake - Birds and Banksia Heathland - Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park), Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Saturday 26 May 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Here’s my Smugmug gallery on my two visits to Kathleen McArthur (Currimundi Lake) Conservation Park.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature

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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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