Category Archives: Birdwatching

Goodbye Doug and thanks for all the fish …and frogs, and butterflies, and birds, and plants, and …

Last Sunday a large group gathered in the butterfly garden at Loder’s Creek, Southport,  to farewell one of the nicest men I have ever known – the amazing Doug White. It was, of course, a sad occasion.  Sad to watch … Continue reading

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Birding Lamington

Every November, the Tamborine Mountain Bird group heads for even higher ground – the Lamington Plateau – where places such as Moran’s Falls and Python Rock offer a splendid variety of birdlife. One reason for doing this walk in stormy … Continue reading

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Bob’s Big Day

Biking, birding and beaches- not necessarily in that order – were how Bob wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday.  Not for him the “luxury” cruise or the round-the-world trip or indeed anything that involved getting up close and personal with … Continue reading

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Birding by the beach

That valiant band the Tamborine Mountain Bird Group went off to Evans Head recently for a few days pursuing our favourite hobby – with our favourite people.  Fifteen of us made the trip, either camping or staying in holiday accommodation. … Continue reading

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Bewitching walk

A short walk from where I live is a back track into the Witches Falls National Park – the oldest national park in Queensland. This track is known to few except and on a weekday you can meander along it … Continue reading

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Lost World

  It was such a beautiful day that we couldn’t waste it – we packed up an impromptu picnic and headed for one of our favourite places – Lost World. In this beautiful part of Australia where back from the … Continue reading

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Mountain greenery

The Irish have an affinity with green mountains.  They sing songs about them and romanticise them and to this day still refer to those who prefer to live with their sheep in those remote green heights as  “mountainy men”.  This … Continue reading

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The new track

On our latest trip to Evans Head we discovered a new walking track. Just when we thought we’d explored every walk for miles around, we found this one. Not quite by accident though. We’d heard rumours of this track for … Continue reading

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Simple gifts – a trip to Evans Head

Evans Head is a place of simple gifts offered generously to those with the mindset to appreciate them. That’s why we love it. That’s why it has become our holiday destination of choice. The long and quiet beaches, the calm … Continue reading

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Since childhood, a love of nature has been the most consistently rewarding thing in my life. The study of natural history has taken me down many interesting highways and byways, made me many good friends, kept me endlessly and rewardingly … Continue reading

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