Point Lookout Gorge Walk has excellent wooden flooring and steps from which you can safely lookout over the water and for whales and dolphins in season
The North Gorge Walk is a must-do on your visit to North Stradbroke Island. Offering a spectacular outlook from the rocky outcrops to 32 kilometres of white sandy beach, the area is a haven for a v…
Point Lookout Stradbroke Island
Four main types of shore bird roosts are identifiable in Moreton Bay (Thompson, 1991): • open sandy island or beach: found mainly on Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands with only two similar roost…
Source: Shore Bird Roosts in Moreton Bay
A teaspoon of mud from a north Queensland mangrove forest contains more than 10 billion bacteria. These densities are among the highest to be found in marine mud anywhere in the world and are an in…
Source: Mangroves Of Queensland
The Riverwalk is a great way to get from New Farm to the city and is perfect for both cyclists and pedestrians. The Riverwalk has segregated pedestrian and cycle sections so you’re free to ride or walk at whichever pace you choose.
Entry is available at Riverview Court and the Riverwalk ends at the historic Howard Smith Wharves. The Riverwalk then connects with the riverside boardwalk which which leads to the Brisbane CBD. http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/new-farm-and-teneriffe/things-to-do/sport-and-recreation/the-brisbane-riverwalk?sc_lang=en-au
I went from Eagle Pier along the riverwalk, under Storey Bridge, then along the walk as far as New Farm. I went past the Gardens, Power House, and then on to The Refinery Apartments, once the Sugar Refinery.
New Farm Gardens were beautiful with many different roses of all colors.
Power House was on the edge, with a wonderful restaurant with an outdoor area all set up for a great breakfast. The bike path wound on here as well as the pedestrian, and there were many people walking their dogs to the Dog Park to play..
I walked as far as the Refinery Apartments, created in the Old Sugar Refinary Building with boards detailing the History next to the small wharf.
I walked back to New Farm Wharf, and then onto Sydney Street Wharf where waited for the City Hopper to take me back to Eagle Pier. The heat and walk had beaten me…The ferry ride bac was most enjoyable and free too…Back for breakfast at Jude’s..Bacon and eggs with chipolatasausages and thick buttery toast and an orange juice for $10. Great value..
What a delight it is to wake to the laughing song of the Kookaburras as they greet the morning.
In the Redland Shire, the islands in Moreton Bay appear to be the stronghold of
the species, particularly Coochiemudlo Island, Peel Island, Russell Island,
Macleay Island, Lamb Island, Karragarra Island and North Stradbroke Island.
Peel Island appears to have the highest density and it is also the least populated by
humans and free from feral animals and general human disturbance. The southern
region of the Redland Shire has greater numbers than the northern region.
Redland Bay, Victoria Point and Mount Cotton are recognised as supporting good
numbers. However, Capalaba, Cleveland and Alexandra Hills also support a
number of birds.
Out of the Australia total Bush curlew population, the Redlands may support at
least 1% (150 breeding pairs) of the total Australian population (based on
Watkins, 1993). Interestingly, though the English Stone curlew is a different
species (Stone curlew, Burhinus oedicnemus)
Curlews stand about 54–59 cm high. An adult weighs between 625g (female) and
670g (male). They are ground feeding and nesting birds. They live to 25–30 years.
They are generally nocturnal but, when raising young, have been seen to be active
during the day. They rely heavily upon their cryptic camouflage for protection
In the Redlands, curlews generally lay two eggs on the ground in an open area.
Contrary to some research, the nests of Redlands curlews are often close to a large
tree. There are two nestings per year starting in August/September with a second
following directly after the first and finishing early in the following year. In some
instances, there are 3 nestings per year. The curlews feed on a range of
invertebrates, small vertebrates, seeds and shoots (Marchant & Higgins 1993).
During the breeding season, they are territorial and notably more vocal, but in
winter, during the non-breeding season, they are quieter and in some areas gather
in loose small flocks.
The bush stone-curlew or bush thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius, obsolete name Burhinus magnirostris) is a large (55–60 cm wingspan), ground-dwelling bird endemic to Australia. Although it looks rather like a wader and is related to the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers, it is a terrestrial predator
The bush stone-curlew or bush thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius, obsolete name Burhinus magnirostris) is a large (55–60 cm wingspan), ground-dwelling bird endemic to Australia. Although it looks rather like a wader and is related to the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_stone-curlew
Like most stone-curlews, it is mainly nocturnal and specialises in hunting small grassland animals: frogs, spiders, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, snakes, lizards and small mammals are all taken, mostly gleaned or probed from soft soil or rotting wood; also a few seeds or tubers, particularly in drought years. Birds usually forage individually or in pairs…
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