Spotting Black-faced Monarch and More at Oxley Creek

by | Apr 30, 2023 | Bird Trips

I had an amazing day of birdwatching on April 23rd at the Oxley Creek Common, a beautiful nature reserve in Brisbane, Australia. As I started my journey, I spotted a few Rainbow Bee-eaters and Grey Fantails passing by. However, as I moved further into the reserve, my luck started to change.

I was surrounded by a variety of bird species, including the stunning Silvereye, the Mistletoe bird, and the Red-Browed Firetail. I managed to capture some incredible shots of these birds, which were some of the best I’ve ever taken.

As I was making my way back, I stumbled upon two more remarkable bird species. The Rufous Whistler and Black-faced Monarch were perched on a nearby tree, and I was thrilled to see them in person. Spotting the Black-faced Monarch was especially exciting for me as it was a new species that I had never seen before.

Overall, it was a highly successful day of birdwatching, and I can’t wait to go back to the Oxley Creek Common to spot more amazing species. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that next time, I’ll be able to find the elusive Pink-eared Duck that I’ve been searching for.