Monday, 20 July 2015

Bush - Butcherbird - Beach

BUSH 
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.

BUTCHERBIRDS
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)


BEACH
Tin Can Bay is where we go to do our monthly Wader Counts
 Shelter shed at Norman Point.
 Seablite
Glasswort
Seablite and Glasswort can be found on the wader flats at Mullen's.
For more scenery from around the world visit Our World Tuesday.
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9 comments:

mick said...

Great photos and great to have both the bush and the beach in the one post. "Butchies" are always very cute!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like the best of both worlds, bush and beach! The Butcherbird is cool, great shot! Enjoy your week!

Felicia said...

wow beautiful views of the mountains.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful to have the options of bush and beach so close at hand!

Light Makes Music said...

Great shots from the mountains! LG Su

Fun60 said...

You have the best of both worlds where you are.

Lea said...

Thanks to you, I learned a new word - Abseiling
Have a wonderful day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Gorgous views at the beginning of the post. What a height. Just heard a woman was killed in Spain on a bungy jump! Love seeing the shotsof the Butcherbirds and it looks lovely down at the beach.

Wally Jones said...

Wow! Terrific images of beach, bush and birds! Happy to hear you were satisfied with the view from the top of the cliff and resisted the urge to jump!

Thanks so much for sharing all this beauty!