28 September 2012

Birding Lookout - Macquarie Marshes

on one side of the road

...and on the other
This signage reads in part: The Macquarie Marshes is a significant wetland situated at the lower end of the Macquarie River in central N.S.W.  It is one of the largest remaining inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia.  The Marsh is approximately 200,000 hectares, 100 km long and 25-30 km wide, of which 18,192 ha is managed by the N.S.W. National Parks and Wildlife Service as Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve.  The remaining 90% is mainly freehold land managed for agricultural purposes.

 Eurasian Coot

and pelicans




15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty. the blue waters mixed with the green grasses is comforting - especially when we're hoping for rain right now where i'm at. :)

NatureFootstep said...

coots we have a lot of, but no pelicans. I live in Sweden. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Ours are American Coots. I wonder how they differ? Probably ours eat more junk food.

Dianne said...

A wonderful spot for bird-watching .... I always love to see pelicans with their big pink beaks ... So photogenic!

Digi-Irma said...

What a great photo Carole, especially the pelicans I find very beautiful.
Greetings Irma

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photographs, I like to admire such views. I am greeting

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your white pelicans have a much larger black wing patch than those I find in Texas.

Beautiful images. I bet it is a fantastic place to stop and enjoy the scenes and the bird activity!!!

Judy said...

That is an extensive marsh!! But lots of room for the birds, and the wild pigs!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Carole...
Can I swap your blue skies for mine...

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
It looks like a great place to visit.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Mette

Montanagirl said...

I think that's a place I might like to visit! Love the Coots.

NewMexiKen said...

Thanks for taking me with you on this visit to a beautiful place!

Laura said...

I love your photos, Carole! I feel as though I am right there with you seeing your part of the world! Thanks for sharing!
hugs,
Laura H.

Karin M. said...

Very beautiful nature shots ... It was a joy to me to see your photos.
Love greetings, Karin

diane b said...

A great blog indeed.