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Ravensbourne National Park

Photo credit: Tony Bond

Our second excursion to Ravensbourne National Park as the Darling Downs group took place in balmy weather and spirits were high after so many trip cancellations over the past year or so due to wet weather.

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Lockyer National Park

Spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus – Photo: Scot McPhie

Lockyer National Park is a lovely little national park near Helidon in the Lockyer Valley. It didn’t give up its secrets easily, but it’s definitely a park we’ll be visiting more often.

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Lake Broadwater

Grey butcherbird – Cracticus torquatus – Photo: Mike Ford

The five BirdLife members approaching Lake Broadwater Conservation Park on Saturday 23 July 2022 wondered if they would even reach the site, given the numerous spots around Dalby where water was running beside or over the roads. However, despite flooded tracks around the southern side of the lake, the group was able to access several areas in the park and enjoyed the fine weather and birding at this special place.

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Stevenson Street, Toowoomba Range

Grey shrike thrush Colluricincla harmonica Photo: Tony Bond

Nine of the bravest birding souls met at Stevenson Street (north), Redwood, for a BirdLife outing on a cold and windy Saturday morning, 9 July 2022.

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Geham National Park

Musk lorikeets Glossopsitta concinna inspecting a nesting hollow Photo: Tony Bond

Cold and windy winter conditions but still some interesting sightings!

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Irongate Conservation Park

Mystery flycatcher (read more about this bird in the article) Photo: Sue Mcilwraith

This wonderful conservation block near Pittsworth is always worth a visit – and this was our third time! Ironically the good season has made bird watching a bit more of a challenge….

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Highfields Falls

Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis Photo credit: Mike Ford

Highfields Falls is always a delight to visit and on a cool overcast day it still held some surprises.