Monday, 20 July 2015

Bush - Butcherbird - Beach

Within an hours drive from where we live in South East Queensland, we are spoiled for choice go Bush or Beach.  

While we don't own a 4WD, it does not mean we can't access some of the beautiful places around our area. A lot of the forest drives are 2WD. There may be a lot of dirt, and in some places it maybe a bit rough, though if you drive to conditions you can see what is around the place; like some lookouts that allow Abseiling and Climbing. One such place is the Brooyar State Forest at Glastonbury. 

 One of the old Grasstrees

I don't think I will be jumping off the cliff anytime soon. 
The view from the top looks good to me.

This photo is actually looking down to the ground through the gap in the rocks.

 A couple of the anchor points.

While mowing the lawn the other day, a family of Pied Butcherbirds came to see what they could eat. 
 Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) (Adult)
 Pied Butcherbird (Immature)

Tin Can Bay is where we go to do our monthly Wader Counts
 Shelter shed at Norman Point.
Seablite and Glasswort can be found on the wader flats at Mullen's.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Winter Wader Count

While undertaking our wader count some people on motorbikes decided to visit the roost site. You can see by the following photos the damage they caused. We feel that had we not been there at this time just how much more would have been done? 

 They had to ride past this sign to get to the roost site.

They must have seen us on the flats and thought they had better leave.
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
At 14-16cm the Red-capped Plover is not easy to see from a distance. They live and breed on the flats.
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) 
Came across a small feeding flock of these on the way up to the wader site.
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

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