Monday, September 2, 2013

Michaelmas Cay

A tiny island in the Great Barrier Reef, but loaded with birds! The island is a protected reserve and acces is restricted to just a few square meters, but that is enough to enjoy the spectaculair breeding colony.

Common Noddy, Crested and Sooty Terns and Brown Booby's everywhere, and Frigatebirds patrolling the sky.
Only a record-shot of the Black-naped Tern unfortunately. The Barrier Reef itself was visible above water because of exceptional low tide.
Great Frigatebird
Lesser Frigatebird (note the white extending on underwing)