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Lets see if that plus what the world is being told about the pending ruination of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are both true. I’m excited as we fly from Hervey Bay.
Landing, birds are everywhere, nearly tame too, very reminiscent of Galapagos Islands.
We are to spend the next 5 days at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Every night at this time of the year turtles of three varieties come ashore to lay eggs, usually returning to sea before dawn. However, sometimes the leave their run too late and get left high and dry. The next high tide is then required to enable them to make their escape.
A colourful inhabitant of the island is one of the smallest.
Below are three of the ground and shore birds found on Lady Elliot.
Nature can be so gruesome and cruel.
Well, all in all the birdlife was amazing, learning about the turtle populations and breeding informative and snorkeling was fun.
I did use a lot of photo storage, but thankfully didn’t run short.