Beautiful Noosa National Park – 6 enjoyable inspiring walks, Summer 2012-Winter 2013

Hi all

In the last 9 months I’ve really enjoyed 6 bushwalks through the beautiful Noosa National Park, on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. I love the variety of birds, plants, ecosystems and costal scenes which can be enjoyed in walks of just the right duration. Here are some pics:

I love the intense red in the seed pod of this Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula) or Red Honeysuckle (Banksia serrata)
Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

A Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) enjoying morning tea from a grass tree flower [Xanthorrhoea (Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae)]
Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Coastal Coolum and Birds in Noosa National Park; Coolum & Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson

The cute, flighty Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Look twice at this one – see if you can find reference to the idea of “Yippee!! or an Olympic Diver… 🙂
(Look for the 'Olympic Diver' in this pic) - Perhaps a weathered Coast Honeysuckle (Banksia integrifolia) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

The large wingspan of a tern
Alexandria Bay - Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 19 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

A beautiful cute Fairy Wren
Fairy Wren - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Friday 26 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Heathy Parrot Pea (Dillwynia retorta)
Heathy Parrot Pea (Dillwynia retorta) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Friday 26 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

White Cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra)
White Cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Friday 26 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Beautiful Sunshine Beach at the south eastern edge of the park
Sunshine Beach - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Saturday 27 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Devil’s Rice (Conospermum taxifolium)
Devil's Rice (Conospermum taxifolium) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunday 28 July 2013 (Day 3). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The brilliant Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti)
Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunday 28 July 2013 (Day 3). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Wedding Bush (Ricinocarpos pinifolius)
Wedding Bush (Ricinocarpos pinifolius) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunday 28 July 2013 (Day 3). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Perhaps a Native Iris, either Patersonia glabrata or Patersonia fragilis
Perhaps a Native Iris, either Patersonia glabrata or Patersonia fragilis - Flowers & Birds - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Monday 29 July 2013 (Day 4). Photos by des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

To finish – a bird which perhaps thinks it’s a member of a choir of heavenly angels – a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

Here’s my Smugmug gallery of photos from 6 visits to Noosa National Park, from November 2012 to July 2013.

Here’s an second gallery of additional pics taken on my very humble pocket camera covering 6 visits to Noosa National Park, from November 2012 to July 2013.

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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