Ibis with Jacaranda Flowers

Wildlife in the Garden
Ibis with Jacaranda Flowers by Raoul Slater

Image details - Ibis with Jacaranda Flowers

Photographer: Raoul Slater
Competition: Competition 15
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Gympie, Queensland, Australia


For 2 months each year, Lake Alford Recreational Park in Gympie becomes a large rookery for ibis, egrets and cormorants. A lot of the townsfolk walk the 800m path each morning as it circles the duck pond, as they watch the hundreds of birds nesting on a central island and fighting over scarce nesting material. The nesting season coincides with the flowering of the jacarandas, for which the country town is famous.


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