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News from our Birdos including Bird Walk reports. For local Tamborine Mountain Nature Walks go here.

2013 04 17 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Coombabah

2013 04b 009s boardwalkCoombabah Wetlands is one of our regular annual walks and always yields a goodly number of species as well as interesting observations on bird behavior – and this April’s walk was no exception. This time the “wetlands” really lived up to its name and some of us wished we’d worn our wellies as the puddles and overflows were quite extensive in places. As were the mozzies!

Anyway, off we set around the boardwalk circuit which yielded a surprisingly good number of birds at 7–8am in the morning, and also a koala spotted by Rochelle. After a quick breakfast we then walked our usual circuit track, first through open country with some light timber then on to the mangrove wetlands. We hadn’t gone very far before Julie spotted two Cotton Pygmy geese flying up from a reed-lined ephemeral pool and going straight over our heads. A wonderful sighting and definitely the bird of the day.

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2013 03 20 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Beechmont

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Our first stop was South West Road Beechmont which gave us a good list of birds to start our day.
Our next stop was Graceleigh Park Beechmont for morning tea; where we observed two Wedge-tailed Eagles flying overhead and playing in the high winds above us; the long fingered tips of their wings being easily seen. Several other birds were annoying them and one Eagle flew down very low over our heads.
Next stop Denham Scenic Reserve – Beechmont A lovely surprise to find the Golden Whistler and Eastern Yellow Robin amongst others. Our next stop.....

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2012 02 27 TMNHA BIRD WALK REPORT - BIDDADDABA

Ducks1x2Rain, rain and more rain was the weather forecast for most of February.  Our Bird Walk to Binna Burra scheduled for 20th February was cancelled but we didn’t give up on the idea of a walk somewhere in February.  Soooooo ……on Wednesday morning on the 27th February it actually stopped raining.  Eight members set off at 6am for Biddaddaba to walk/bird/drive along Biddaddaba Road and other backroads in the area.  We were not disappointed.  After crossing the Boyland Bridge over the fast-flowing Canungra Creek, we stopped for a look.

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2013 03 16 TMNHA WADER REPORT

black-winged stilts smlThe weather was very kind to us for our autumn wader bird walk, with a light breeze, sunshine and a temperature that slowly increased as the day progressed. Our first call was to the hide at the Port of Brisbane where the tide was considerably higher than expected, but on the bay we saw Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, Great Egret, and Gull-billed Tern. On the island there was a large flock of Pelicans, Little-pied Cormorants, one Pied Cormorant, Black-winged Stilts, Little-black Cormorants, Chestnut Teal, and Darters. Calling, we identified Collared Kingfisher, Striped Honeyeater and Silvereye.

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2012 11 21 TMNHA BIRD WALK REPORT - Moran Falls

female Regent BowerbirdA wonderful warm, sunny day.  We all met at 6 am and travelled to Lamington National Park driving through the controlled burn off until we reached the rainforest and on the way we saw groups of Pretty-faced Wallabies.   Starting our walk the birds we were hearing and seeing were Logrunner, Rufous Fantail, Eastern Whipbird, Satin Bowerbird, and Lewin’s Honeyeater. Further down the track we saw many Black-faced Monarchs chasing each other through the trees and heard the Spectacled Monarch.

 

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Book - Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

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Copies of the excellent & definitive “ The Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria” by local authors John Moss & Ross Kendall now on sale at $27.50 from Mike Russell (5545 3601).

Book - Flora and Fauna of Tamborine Mountain

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA by Russell, Leiper, White, Francis, Hauser, McDonald & Sims is now on sale at local outlets for $15.  

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Why does attentiveness to nature matter? In a very fundamental sense, we are what we pay attention to. Paying heed to beauty, grace, and everyday miracles promotes a sense of possibility and coherence that runs deeper and truer than the often illusory commercial, social "realities" advanced by mainstream contemporary culture. ... Our attention is precious, and what we choose to focus it on has enormous consequences. What we choose to look at, and to listen to--these choices change the world. As Thich Nhat Hanh has pointed out, we become the bad television programs that we watch. A society that expends its energies tracking the latest doings of the celebrity couple is fundamentally distinct from one that watches for the first arriving spring migrant birds, or takes a weekend to check out insects in a mountain stream, or looks inside flowers to admire the marvelous ingenuities involved in pollination. The former tends to drag culture down to its lowest commonalities; the latter can lift us up in a sense of unity with all life. The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner and published by Trinity University Press (Texas)