For three weeks in Feburary/March monsoonal rains drenched the lush Sunshine Coast hinterland, then a plague of nasty lawn grubs invaded the lawns surrounding Cooroy House near Noosa.Mercifully a flock of up to 100 White Ibis arrived to save the day. Shining white they flew out of the west to earn the respect of Sunshine Coast gardeners and playing field groundsmen alike. Natural pest control – no toxic residue. City dwellers who refer to White Ibis as tip trash need to rethink.
These new-found friends stayed but two days and a single night. Then vanished. I worked furiously to catch the moment and bring the scene safely into my computer.