Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Pale-headed Rosella

During a break in the wet weather we are having at the moment, this adult Pale-headed Rosella came to our feeder with a young one. 

Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus palliceps)

Pale-headed Rosella Juvenile
The Juvenile's lose the red feathers on the head at about 3 months of age.

On no, here we go again, Flooded in for the 3rd time this year, and it is only February! 211mm and counting.

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Monday, 11 February 2013

Gympie Flood Jan 2013 Part Two

More Rain Still to Come.
 Goose not used to this much water.
The park where the Goose calls home.
Looks like the Toilet block will not be cleaned today.                                                     

Good luck selling this house. 

Some of the trucks stranded between flood water with the road cut in front and behind them. 

The road in the picture above goes under this bridge with a 
5 metre clearance. 

All roads out of town cut. 

 Will try and get a photo of this railway bridge with the water down to show how far up it came.

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Friday, 8 February 2013

Gympie Flood Jan 2013 Part One.

 Gympie Flood January 2013 
This one was a bit higher than the one in 2011 there are a lot of places worse than we were. 18 inches of rain over 4 days, no wonder we got a flood.
 Centro Big W car park

 Telstra Shop
 Mary Street the main street of Gympie
 Mary Street
 Mary Street shops moving out before the water
 reaches them.
 Corner of Mary and Monkland Street.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Rainbow Beach Carlo

Camping at Carlo The first day of setting up camp was very hot and dry, as were the next few days while the family were with us. They left on the day the rain started. 
We stayed an extra day, and received 5 inches of rain over night. The next morning we packed up in the rain, and  headed for home. After another couple of days the rain stopped and we were flooded in, and trying to dry everything from the camp. 

I would not like to have been on this boat when it got damaged, looks like it has been here a while stuck in the sand.

You would think with all the mangroves there would be plenty of fish and mud crabs. Maybe now after all the rain, but not when we were there. Lucky for us there were plenty of birds around.

Rufous Whistler (Male) (Pachycephala rufiventris)

 Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Caught this one on the hop.

Whistling Kite (Juvenile) (Haliastur sphenurus)
One on the branch, one in the nest.  

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