Shore birds at the mouth of Ross River

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Wet-season sky over the mouth of Ross River

Business in South Townsville ten days ago was enough excuse for a brief visit to the mouth of Ross River. I parked near the end of Boundary Street and walked along the beach to towards the new bridge for this dramatic cloudscape. (We’ve seen lots of promising clouds lately, but still very little rain.) Construction of that bridge and its associated Port Access Road, by the way, is what was blamed for driving the flying foxes and ibis away from the mangroves in the distance to the Palmetum and Dan Gleason Gardens.

There are always shore birds to be seen here. Terns were fishing in the river (Common Terns, I think, Continue reading “Shore birds at the mouth of Ross River”