Thursday, 22 January 2009

Random Pics from 2008

Hey all,

I figured that since I will be away for three weeks I would share some random pics taken throughout 2008 and early 2009. Hope you enjoy

Memorable Moments from 2008

Well what a year 2008 and was. I know it has been a little while since I was tagged for this but it is really hard to find just 10 moments that stand out from them all. After much thought, sitting and thinking here at last are my 10 memorable moments from 2008. They are not numbered as i do believe that they are all equal.

  • The pain and suffering of many Ghost Crab bites (what you get for helping a friend out)
  • Seeing Rainbow Bee Eaters at Mooloolaba nesting in the Dunes on a few occasions when the camera wasn't in hand
  • Millions of Solider Crabs at Amity Point - Stradbroke Island
  • Flying Foxes - I spent an ample amount of time driving the Bruce Highway between Gympie and the Sunshine Coast. Seeing them fly out in thousands was an amazing sight
  • Speaking of creatures in thousands - Being able to watch as thousands of terns fly into roost on a sand spit in Maroochydore
  • Taking 5min to watch the sunset. 2008 produced many sunsets worth mentioning - wont put all the pics up as I have to many to count
  • Ground parrots - Hearing them call at dusk while being eaten by mosquitoes. I do believe everyone should take the time and enjoy the experience, it is one you will never forget
  • Introducing my family to the life in the sand. I had the honor of working as a research assistant working with sandy beach macrofauna.
  • Taking a friend from overseas to the forest and walking alongside the creek bed to an amazing waterhole. She had to ring her mother that night forgetting the time difference.
  • Dragging friends around Fraser Island in the middle of he night spotlighting only to see nothing the entire evening.
Well there you go, that is my 10 memorable moments of 2008. Hope you all had a great year as i did and that 2009 will be the same or better.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Double Island Point

Well Double Island Point would have to be one of my favourite places and I ended up there a few weeks ago with some friends. We were doing some work on the North Shore and we ended up finishing early so I suggested we take a run up to the point. Which in turn ended up to be a good choice as I ended up with some great photo opportunities.

The first few are of the headland and rocks, followed by some shots of terns getting blown away - it was fairly windy along the beach. I also managed to get a few pics of a White Bellied Sea-eagle. Unfortunately it flew of before I could a half decent shot while it was in the tree. But never the less I thought I would share my attempt anyway.

There was suprisingly quite a few flocks of terns sighted while driving up the beach and few seemed to be disturbed by the traffic, we also managed to see one pair of Pied Oystercatchers - however I was unlucky and never managed to get a picture.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Im Back

Hi everyone,

First of all i hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year and may it bring Peace and Happiness for you all. I do apologise for the lack of posts, over the past six months. So to bring in the new year i though i would share some pics from the past six months from around the coast and Stradbroke Island. This is only a selection of what is to come from the past six months and i guarantee there will be some new stuff as well. Until next time hope you like the pics