Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Scarlet Honeyeater

After having so much rain it was hard to get any photos of birds in the bush as we were flooded in. It was time to see what came into our yard. Just as well our Syzigium (Lily Pilly) was in full flower, as the Scarlet Honeyeaters soon found it. There were at least a dozen of them, mainly male with only a few females. As you will see and hear in the video it was raining as I was filming from our verandah. The high pitched tinkling call is that of the Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

White-headed Pigeon

White-headed Pigeon have been calling around our place for the last couple of days. After I came home yesterday three flew onto the wires and stayed long enough for me to take some photos. It was not the best light for photos as we have been having a lot of rain around.

White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Gympie Flood 2011 cont

Great News it has stopped raining and we have Sunshine at last.

Local shopping Centre this morning.

Looking down the main street.

Have seen the water as high as the awning on this building.

Back entrance to Mary Street shops.

No point trying to go to the Telstra Shop unless by boat.

Bruce Highway goes under this bridge.

We got off lightly unlike some parts of Queensland.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Gympie Flood 2011

How much water is too much

These geese don't look too keen on going in.

Mary River on 8-1-2011

Nelson Reserve 8-1-2011
What a difference a day makes.

Nelson Reserve 10-1-2011

Back entrance of the shops in the main street. 10-1-2011

Local Shopping Centre lower car park ready to go under. 10-1-2011

About 18 meters and still rising.
And the river is expected to get to 20 meters.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Somerset Dam.

Water at last in Somerset Dam.
Have not been out this way in 29 years. Big difference since then.

It has been a long time since these houses have had water this close to them.

Part of the spillway of Somerset Dam.

One of the flood gates.

Came across this bale of hay just before arriving at Esk, looks like it has been a very good season going by what is growing out of the top. I guess somethings will grow anywhere.