Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Update on the Mutton Birds

A while back I blogged about the mystery of all the bird bodies who washed up on Australian and New Zealand beaches. I decided to go back to a spot which doesn't get much foot traffic and get an update. I was expecting to see, four months on, just bone remains but surprisingly it seems they're going through a slow process of decomposition. Sorry if this is morbid to some/most - just something that I find curious. 

I've also included some pretty nature shots to help make this post less weird :)




Onto the bird bodies...







and back to pretty nature!
I kid you not this is how the water looks, that view always takes my breath away :)

Can you spot a little dude over on the left somewhere? I wasn't quick enough to whip out my long lens (although I tried!)

Love you Noosa

15 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous view!
    I didn't actually mind the bird bodies, they have the same things happen at Warnambool, it's a bit bizarre but kind of mesmerising. It's sad that it's probably because of overfishing that the birds starve. It's still just so odd.

    Is it a bit spooky being on the beach with all the dead birds?

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    1. yeah it's really sad if they starved from over fishing :( I'll totally admit that when I first saw them I was really spooked out!!

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  2. That is one impressive landscape <3

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    1. It's a really nice place and I'd recommend anyone visiting the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to stop by :)

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  3. ah that little dude! :) and the water is beautiful. such pretty blues. and oh do i feel sorry for those birds. i only hope they didn't perish because of us what us humans.. :(

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  4. morbid indeed. but I love your nature shots!! you do live in a beautiful part of the world :)

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    1. I always need to remind myself that too and not take it for granted :)

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  5. I find myself staring at decaying nature be it a creature, plant or even a man made structure. There is something humbling and deeply profound about such instances that you have caught so beautifully. I don't find them morbid but an intrinsic part of life and so somehow beautiful and affirming. Maybe my thoughts on this are shaped from a childhood in the wilderness?

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  6. I LOVE THOSE BIRD + STONES PHOTOS.
    So. good. xemaya

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  7. The colors in the sea view are gorgeous! Is that little dude a kangaroo? cute guy!

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    1. The little dude is a wallaby :) They are exactly like kangaroos but smaller (and cuter in my opinion). The male Kangaroos can grow really big and be quite intimidating but these guys look super friendly!

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