I think that the Cooks River is rather special & we are lucky to have it as a part of our municipality.  Today the river was full of birds, so I have decided to do a photo post.   These photos show that the work being done to improve biodiversity is having a positive impact & the birds are deciding to make their home here.  This makes us lucky indeed.

Pelican - the majestic birds of the river.

Pelican – the majestic birds of the river.

Pied Cormorants

Pied Cormorants

I think these are Little Cormorants.  They can be found on this one tree almost every afternoon.

I think these are Little Cormorants. They can be found on this one tree almost every afternoon.

Masked Lapwings

Masked Lapwings. They own the grassed areas along with the Magpies.

White Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret at the very top of a Casuarina tree

Great Egret at the very top of a Casuarina tree

A duck, though I have no idea what species.

A duck, though I have no idea what species.

Dusky Moorhens

Dusky Moorhens

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill

About 50 ducks sauntered down the river late this afternoon.

About 50 ducks sauntered down the river late this afternoon.

Black-winged stilt

Black-winged stilt

Two White--faced Herons had a fight this afternoon.  Neither was hurt, though it was noisy.

Two White–faced Herons had a fight this afternoon. Neither was hurt, though it was noisy.

Red-rumped parrot on the shared path.

Red-rumped parrot takes a rest on the shared path.

Little Corellas

Little Corellas. I don’t know what they were doing, but it looked like they were eating dirt. 

 

And this is part of the human impact, a dumped lounge chair in the Cooks River.

And this is part of the human impact, a dumped lounge chair in the Cooks River.  Frustrating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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