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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 […]

Numimbah Valley and Natural Bridge

water fall cave

Natural Bridge cave water fall

The cave water fall at Natural Bridge has to be one of the most photographed and duplicated Australian images for tourism promotion in southern Queensland. It’s familiarity as an image does not prepare you for the impact of seeing it live.

Accompanying the visual splendour is the thundering sound […]

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 […]