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Monday, June 8, 2015

Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, Dalby 07/06/15

Family day trip to Lake Broadwater Conservation Park at Dalby.  Lake Broadwater is a shallow natural forming lake and the only one of it's kind on the Darling Downs, Queensland.  The lake is surrounded by cypress and brigalow and is a haven for waterbirds and wildlife in the trees and grasses surrounding the lake. The lake at times can dry up due to low rainfall, so best to check before you visit.

View of Lake Broadwater from the Bird Hide 07/06/15
Lake Broadwater Bird Hide Tower 07/06/15


BIRD LIST FROM LAKE BROADWATER - 07/06/15
  1. Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa 
  2. Grey Teal Anas gracilis 
  3. Hardhead Aythya australis 
  4. Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris 
  5. Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus 
  6. White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica 
  7. Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis 
  8. Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes 
  9. Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus 
  10. White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster 
  11. Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles 
  12. Peaceful Dove Geopelia placida 
  13. Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae 
  14. Galah Eolophus roseicapilla 
  15. Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea 
  16. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita 
  17. Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus 
  18. Pale-headed Rosella Platycercus adscitus 
  19. Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus 
  20. Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus 
  21. Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala 
  22. Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus 
  23. Speckled Warbler Pyrrholaemus sagittatus 
  24. Buff-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza reguloides 
  25. Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis 
  26. Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen 
  27. Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis 
  28. Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys 
  29. Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa 
  30. Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca 
  31. Torresian Crow Corvus orru 
  32. Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea 
  33. Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans 
  34. Silvereye Zosterops lateralis 
  35. Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii 

We could see Grey Teal Ducks, Hardhead's and Pacific Black Ducks on the lake in the distance.

Lake Broadwater view from the bird hide.

The family at the top of the bird hide, Lake Broadwater, Dalby 07/06/15

One of a few Eastern Grey Kangaroo's at Lake Broadwater, 07/06/15

Lake Broadwater camp ground signage.


Flock of Little Corella's over Lake Broadwater

Little Corellas roosting in Gum Trees on the waters edge of Lake Broadwater 07/06/15

Little Corellas, Lake Broadwater Conservation Park 07/06/15



Double-barred Finch, Lake Broadwater

Peacefull Doves, Lake Broadwater 
Female Superb Blue Fairy Wren, Lake Broadwater



Female Superb Blue Fairy Wren, Lake Broadwater Conservation Park
Golden Whistler, Lake Broadwater Conservation Park

Silvereye's at Lake Broadwater Conservation Park
Silvereye at Lake Broadwater Conservation Park

Jacky Winter at Lake Broadwater

Grey Fantail, Lake Broadwater

Whistling Kite over Lake Broadwater Conservation Park 07/06/15
Speckled Warbler, Lake Broadwater
Unknown Skink, Lake Broadwater

Unknown Skink, Lake Broadwater

Common Crow Butterfly, Lake Broadwater

Walking Track in the Wilga Camping Area at Lake Broadwater, 7/06/15
Beautiful Orchids in a fallen tree at Lake Broadwater

Native plants growing in a fallen hollow log at Lake Broadwater

Winter Wildflowers at Lake Broadwater 07/6/15

Sad memorial for a young skier who passed away in 2001 at Lake Broadwater.  The handprints in front are of the deceased young daughter at the time. 

Farewell from Lake Broadwater, we will be back. 
We look forward to returning in the warmer months to camp and hopefully see further water birds.

J & B

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