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Observations from my Study Window

Bearded Dragon lizard stretched out in the shade

Bearded Dragon resting in the shade

My study window with its view of the back yard and its wildlife can be quite a distraction. I often see Hares (up to three at once) and not long ago there was a Fox, large as life and in good condition. Both are surprising in an increasingly […]

Clouds and Fogs

Altocumulus clouds over Brisbane

Altocumulus clouds Brisbane

In an earlier Blog entitled “A Day at the Beach – a Cloud Spotter’s Joy” I waxed lyrical about the joys of looking up regularly to enjoy God’s screen saver. I followed this advice last Friday morning on my way to fill the car and saw a sky crammed full of […]

A Day at the Beach – A Cloudspotter’s Joy

Clouds and rainbow over the sea at Currumbin

There are many things to enjoy at the beach: the sand; surf; long walks and fishing, but above all is the lovely expanse of sky with its ever changing cloudscapes. Something is always happening and the sky could be regarded as God’s screensaver.

Earlier this year Judy and I spent a few days at Currumbin […]

Animal Friendings

Brushtail Possum

Brushtail Possum

Judy and I live on the outskirts of Brisbane and are fortunate that the area still retains some of its original bushland. During our occupancy we have had the pleasure of many “friendings” by wild birds and other animals. Some have sought us out while others have shared accommodation in what could […]

A Crested Pigeon with white feathers

Pale Crested Pigeon

Pale Crested Pigeon

Our garden has a number of water bowls for birds and for some years we also put out seed for doves and parrots. Initially we tried seed bells but found the Brush Tail Possums were carting them off overnight. These guys are not put off by people and will eat anything. […]

Kookaburras clay and strange behaviour

Kookaburras excavating clay

Kookaburras excavating clay

September to November is the time when crows in our area develop the Messerschmitt twitch as nesting Kookaburras straff them relentlessly with loud screeching dives. Well screeching is a mild way of describing it as the noise is something that only a Kookaburra at full voice can produce.

The crows sit […]

Out and About in the Wide Bay District

Mystery Craters Entrance woth Judy

Judy and our travelling Bear Sigmund at the Mystery Craters entrance

On a recent working trip to Rockhampton we decided to drive rather than fly and stopped over in Bundaberg. Going north we accessed Bundaberg via the Isis Highway and regained the Bruce Highway via the Gin Gin Bundaberg Highway. The same route was […]

Channel Bill Cuckoos Brisbane

This morning on the last day of September at 6:00am we were delighted to hear raucous calls announcing the arrival of Channel Bill Cuckoos (Scythrops novaehollandiae) in Brisbane for the summer season. The call is a very loud Kor ork ork ork and they often do this whilst flying at night (sound file link at […]

Lichens

Rock encrusted with lichens

Lichens on granite Bald Rock NP NSW

Beautiful but often Overlooked

On a recent day trip to Binna Burra we stopped to enjoy the view of Mt Warning from Rosins Lookout near Beechmont and noticed that the tree trunks in the small park were encrusted with lichens – it was eye catching. (Location details […]

Welcome

Ted and Judy out and about near Tenterfield

Welcome to our Blog

Ted and Judy out and about near Tenterfield

As a welcome message to our blog we thought it would be useful for visitors if we expanded the details in the About Us page. The intention is to provide more on our background and what you might expect from our […]