Sunday, 6 August 2017


Hi all,

The mid week outing for August is happening on the 16th August at the Maroochydore Botanical Gardens. The walk will be led by Vince Lee.

Please arrive at 7-45am so as to ensure an 8am start. As usual please bring a chair and morning tea. Be sun smart.

The Maroochy Botanical Gardens are located at Tanawha. The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden comprises 82 hectares of lush forested areas and is located off Tanawha Tourist Drive. The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where visitors can come for a peaceful stroll and relax as they walk through the fern gullies and past the on-site lagoon.

Saturday, 5 August 2017


Powerful Owl adult
Sheep Station Creek is a little further than we would generally travel for a Sunshine Coast outing but
I'm sure all would agree that it was worth it!

Some 63 speces were recorded and quite a few would be rare to impossible on the sunshine Coast 'proper'.

Owls were the main highlights with excellent views of both Powerful and Boobook Owls. Passerines included White bellied Cuckoo Shrikes and the resident Fuscous Honeyeaters.

Photos that follow were taken by John Thompson.

Powerful Owl juveniles

Powerful Owl juveniles

Fuscous Honeyeater

Fuscous Honeyeater

Boobook Owl

Powerful Owl 

Powerful Owl juveniles

Rainbow Bee eaters

White bellied cuckoo Shrike

White bellied Cuckoo Shrike

Carpet Python

Powerful Owl juveniles - the final look!