Birds of Lake Illawarra

Lake Illawarra, near Wollongong, NSW, is a shallow lake with a narrow ocean outflow at Wingdang and thousands of birds.

These images were taken from Berkeley and Hooka Point, at the North-western corner of the lake..

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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a heron pair.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – cormorants making good use of a piece of driftwood in the shallow lake.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a variety of birds on a distant sandbank.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – cormorant sitting on the jetty at Berkeley.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a heron in shallow water.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a cormorant on driftwood.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a heron foraging on the lake shoreline
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – cockatoos playing atop a dead tree.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – Plenty of water birds on the distant sandbank. Tallawarra Power Station is visible in the distance, five kilometres away.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – egrets.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a white egret.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – a swarm of water birds, with Tallawarra Power Station beyond. The natural gas fired power station generates 435 megawatts.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – this is the observation tower at Hooka Point from which many of these photographs were taken.
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2015-07-29: Lake Illawarra – the view from the lookout tower. Note the swarm of white waterbirds between the island and the headland. See feature image at the top of the page.

All images © R.Powell


 

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