Beautiful Burleigh Heads National Park – Multiple enjoyable walks – Gold Coast, Australia

Hi all

Continuing on with my nature theme, here are the results of several very enjoyable walks through Burleigh Heads National Park, on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii) (plenty more pics in the gallery)
Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Monday 2 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) - Dragons & Birds at Burleigh Heads National Park, Friday 11 November 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Presumably Lichens
Presumably Lichens - Plants, Lichens, Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, 31 December 2011, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

The first of several lucky visits to or from a colourful, tiny Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Monday 2 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) checks out Disci the Photographer
Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Monday 2 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Alternate Processing: “Chocolate Sepia” – Either a female, ‘eclipse’ or juvenile Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) (plenty of pics in the gallery)

Typically idyllic day on Australia’s Southern Gold Coast
Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Monday 2 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Monday 2 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

A very cute Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) apparently feeding(?) on a white cotton-like material in this tree’s leaves
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Wednesday 4 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

If you look closely you might just make out the white material in the beak of this Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Wednesday 4 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

To close on a ‘meditative note’ – Spotted Turtle Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) looking like it’s saying a prayer 🙂
Spotted Turtle Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) - Birds & Dragons - Burleigh Heads National Park, Wednesday 4 January 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery on these nice visits to magnificent Burleigh Heads National Park
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Thanks so much 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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2 Responses to Beautiful Burleigh Heads National Park – Multiple enjoyable walks – Gold Coast, Australia

  1. Dolf says:

    These are some awesome photos. Came round here by coincidence and stayed around to look at your work.
    Greetings from the other side of the world,
    Dolf (Holland)

  2. disci7 says:

    Thanks so much for your comment Dolf. I like the beautiful images on your website too! Greetings from Australia! Regards, Des.

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