A Touch of Bowen

Featured Image – A view over Murray’s Bay – Bowen


 

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Rainbow Lorikeet and Grevillea just works

Well we have had a nice relaxing stay in Bowen. The weather has been fine though a bit too cloudy for the amazing coastal photos that you usually get here. The ocean can look a very light blue and the beaches stunning white on a really clear day without too much wind.

 

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View of Bowen from Flastaff Hill
The coastal walk is great with picturesque outlooks, we were hoping for some birds of prey ‘ flybys’ but weren’t lucky enough.
This afternoon we visited the rivermouth at Queens Beach at low tide and saw quite a few Eastern Curlews, Red- capped Plovers and some other terns and shorebirds so that was really nice.

 

Red-Capped Plover

Red-capped Plover – a joy to photograph, they are sooooo cute

 


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Press play to view Steph’s Video snips of Bowen


 

 

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Eastern Curlew Flyby

Its exciting to be near the coast to capture some amazing shorebirds

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Gull-billed Tern

We visited Mullers Lagoon in the middle of town a few times. There’s always a good variety of water birds here.

We were a bit concerned about the water quality there though……they have signs everywhere warning us humans not to drink the water as it’s ‘ Reclaimed Effluent’ it has a bizarre greenish tint to it.

Of course the birds don’t know that otherwise they wouldn’t be there I guess. We did see 3 dead pelicans there so that took the shine off for us, we don’t know what they died from.

 

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A Nankeen Kestral doing a great balancing act

Some popular birds of Mullers Lagoon

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White-faced Stilt at Mullers Lagoon

Tomorrow we are off to Cape Palmerston, we haven’t been there before so are quite exited to be going somewhere new🤩🤩
The van park is 100 metres from the beach, also a National Park not too far away so hopefully we will have good weather and see lots of critters.
We will also be catching up with Anthony’s son and family…..( my two gorgeous inherited grandchildren ). We don’t get to see them much with our current lifestyle so it’s really great that they are also hitching up their van and coming to spend the weekend with us 😁😁 we will have a great time.

 

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The aptly named Peaceful Doves are difficult not to Photograph
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This Pied ButcherBird held this pose for quite some time … so I abliged
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This Whistling Kite was eying off his evening meal, perched over a roosting Island at Mullers Lagoon

So bye for now and of course enjoy all the pics and video snippets.

Cheers Steph and Anthony.

 

Looks a bit like a Duck head to me

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “A Touch of Bowen

  1. Don’t forget that we now live in Pacific Heights (Yeppoon) and you would always be welcomed to drop in for a chat. Would love to catch up with you both again.

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    1. Hi guys, firstly I’m very sorry for not getting back to you earlier.

      We have spent the last 3 days with my Son and his gorgeous family and have therefore been a tad sidetracked.

      Unfortunately again our stop over in Rocky has been shortened, because of breakdowns up north.

      We only have tomorrow free and that will mainly be spent with a very dear friend that is saddly dying.

      So very sorry Janelle, hopefully next time we are up this way our stars will align.

      Trust you are both well.

      Bye for now

      Eddy xx

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  2. I envy you going places to places I would love it 😊😊

    Le jeu. 17 oct. 2019 à 12:41, WanderingEagles – Travel & Nature Photography a écrit :

    > Anthony and Stephanie posted: “Featured Image – A view over Murray’s Bay – > Bowen Well we have had a nice relaxing stay in Bowen. The weather has > been fine though a bit too cloudy for the amazing coastal photos that you > usually get here. The ocean can look a very light blu” >

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