08 February 2012

Outdoors Wednesday at Budgewoi Lake

From MacKenzie Reserve, Budgewoi Lake is one of a trio of interconnected "coastal lagoons", with a mix of both salt and fresh water, on a muddy sediment base.  This particular lagoon is 4 km wide and 4 km long, with an average depth of each lake at about 1.7 metres.

Fish species found here can include bream, flathead, luderick, mullet, also prawns and crabs.  Protected species include the White's Seahorse and pipefish.









"Saltmarsh is like the lake's digestive system-it keeps it healthy and clean".

Melaleucas (Paper-barks)
... those were the days





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Referenced: Wyong Shire Council and Tuggerah Lakes Estuary-our lakes are alive, pamphlet

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the pelican! and that gorgeous tree and marsh grass. :)

geetlee said...

that shot of the pelican is just beautiful! i love them, they fascinate me no end :)

Light and Voices said...

Sweet...that first photograph of the pelican is top notch.
Joyce M

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Just the kind of place I'd visit myself if I lived nearer. Thanks for letting me tag along with your trip.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - looks like a great place to explore - although I would not mind if the speed boat stayed away!

Pee-Wee is also a name I know for the Magpie Lark.

Stewart M - Melbourne

heyBJK said...

Beautiful pelican photos, Carole! And your scenery shots are always gorgeous!

Jan said...

Loved seeing your photos, especially the pelicans.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of shots, I love the pelicans.

NewMexiKen said...

Love those pelicans! As nice as those Melaleucas look in Australia, they are the scourge of the Florida Everglades, forming dense stands and drinking up the water. They really burn hot as well.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shots Carole. I love the first one of the pelican and the bridge. Is it a walking bridge or do cars use it?

Carole M. said...

Barb' it is a walking bridge only

Geke said...

Aren't pelicans beautiful? Great shots. What great nature and wildlife you have in Down Under. I'm enjoying your photos's so much!