I had an extra trip in to Gympie yesterday. (Gympie is my nearest bigger town and a bit over 50kms away.) I would much rather have been out looking for birds but decided to take my camera in with me and make a quick stop at Lake Alford before I came home. Lake Alford is a well maintained park on the highway just south of the business district in Gympie. The water in the lake/pond is kept moving and aerated with fountains.
I didn't see any new birds but these are not ones that I see out where I live at the coast
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Male Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)
While I was there a father with a very young daughter came and sat down at the edge of the pond with a loaf of bread. The birds knew what to expect and before he even had the packet open they started to make a rush for that area of the pond. Even the Black Swan joined the rush! I do occasionally see Black Swans on the Bay.
Australian White Ibis are very common everywhere!
This juvenile even came into my back yard the other day when it was raining.