Australian Shelduck or Mountain Duck, female, Tadorna tadornoides, Family Anatidae. (Ducks, Geese & Swans) The male lacks the white around the eye & beak and is larger. (KP)
Black-fronted Plover, Charadrius melanops.
Red-capped Plover, Charadrius ruficapillus.
Red-capped Plover chick
Little Egret, Ardea garzetta. (KP)
Intermediate Egret, Ardea intermedia. (AK)
Great Egret, Ardea alba. (JM)
Nankeen Night Herons (imm in background), Nycticorax caledonicus, Family Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets and Bitterns). (AK)
Nankeen Night Heron, Nycticorax caledonicus. (AK)
Little Black Cormorant, Phalacrocoax sulcirostris. (AK)
Little Pied Cormorant. (AK)
Little Pied Cormorant, Phalacrocoax melanoleucos. (JM)
Black-winged Stilts, Himantopus himantopus. (AK)
Baillon's Crake, Porzana pusilla. (AK)
Australian Spotted Crake, Porzana fluminea, Family Rallidae (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens, and Coots). This shy little bird rarely comes to the edge of marshy vegetation or ventures onto open mudflats, and always appears cautious and nervously raises its tail. (KP)
Australian Pelican, Pelecanus conspicillatus. (KP)
White-necked Heron, Ardea pacifica. (KP)
White-faced Heron, often colloquially called Blue Crane or Grey Heron, Egretta novaehollandiae, Family Ardeidae. (KP)
White-faced Heron Chicks. (KP)
Clamorous Reed-warbler, Acrocephalus stentoreus.
Dusky Moorhen, Gallinula tenebrosa, Family Rallidae (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens, and Coots). (KP)
Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio, Family Rallidae (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens and Coots). (AK)
Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra, Family Rallidae. (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens and Coots) Is this where we get the saying ''You old coot!''. (KP)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Platalea flavipes. (KP)
Royal Spoonbill, Platalea regia. (KP)
Bird photographs contributed by Kim Baggaley, Alison Kuiter, Kaye Proudley and John McClumpha
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