|Lady Elliot island from the air; the surrounding reef is clearly visible.|
|Bridled Terns feeding chick on the walkway connecting the basic cabins with the dining area.|
|Black Noddy colony; some of these colonies, in Coastal Casuarinas, Casuarina equisetifolia, |
are immediately adjacent to the cabins.
|Black Noddies with chick.|
|Common, or Brown, Noddy; unlike Black Noddies these mostly nest on the ground.|
|Roseate Terns with chick.|
|Red-tailed Tropicbird and chick; this nest was just metres from cabins.|
|Brown Booby; these tropical gannets are very imposing birds.|
|Buff-banded Rail; shy and elusive in most mainland sites, they forage under - and on - tables on Lady Elliot.|
|Capricorn White-eyes are equally relaxed about humans; they have been|
described as a separate species from the mainland Silvereye, though that is not now generally accepted.
And when it all gets a bit much, you can just contemplate the sunsets.