Birds of Western Australia- Busselton, birding while whale watching

We were almost late for our whale watching tour as our GPS took us the wrong way! But as our car hurtled towards Busselton jetty, I could clearly see ducks, ibis, and even oystercatchers covered the wetlands at the sides of the road at close distance! But, I was too late to make any stop for any photos!!! 😦

Everyone onboard was high spirited, hoping to see Humpback whales with calves! Its the season to see them as they en-route to the Antarctic Ocean! But the sea was rough that day, and many onboard were seasick! Luckily for me, I was “immune” and kept my eyes wide open for any signs of wildlife! I was not disappointed to spot 2 lifers- Flesh footed Shearwater, and Gannet! And of course the Humpback whales showed up!! 🙂

flesh footed shearwater

flesh footed shearwater

Gannet

Gannet

Humpback whale with calf

Humpback whale with calf

As we head back, I also saw a Pacific Gull , Sandpiper, and a handful of terns roosting on rocky cliffs! As we moved on to our lunch appointment (haha!), I couldn’t help but made a short stop for Straw Headed Ibis at the wetland along the roadside!

Straw headed ibis

Straw headed ibis

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