Bush Bites

Over the years our members have accumulated some wonderful photos and heart-warming stories about our Catchment. This section of our website is dedicated to telling those stories and sharing the thoughts and experiences of our members.
                            

We hope you enjoy these tales,
which highlight the amazing
diversity of our catchment.
(image courtesy of Ed Frazer)


Nightlife in the Catchment - by Ed Frazer

During the past eight years I have been using several trail cameras around our property. This has greatly expanded my appreciation of the wildlife whi.. Read more about Nightlife in the Catchment - by Ed Frazer

Harlequin Bugs - Geoff Monteith, Prue Cooper-White & Ed Frazer

Recently, Ed Frazer was fascinated by some wonderfully colourful insects he frequently encounters on his Brookfield property. It is qu.. Read more about Harlequin Bugs - Geoff Monteith, Prue Cooper-White & Ed Frazer

Red-necked pademelons are here - Ed Frazer

Which wallaby? Some time ago we published a Bush Bites article called "Which Wallaby?" In that article, Ed Frazer shared photos of wallabies .. Read more about Red-necked pademelons are here - Ed Frazer

Golden Orb Weavers - Ed Frazer and Robert Raven

We've all seen them! They're quite prevalent in our catchment. They are large, colourful spiders suspended in impressive orb webs which seem to .. Read more about Golden Orb Weavers - Ed Frazer and Robert Raven

Under the Mistletoe - Ed Frazer

Note: This article is a never ending story! The latest installment is November 2017 but it commences with an article Ed wrote in July 2017. Scr.. Read more about Under the Mistletoe - Ed Frazer

Where did the Bullies go? - Ed Frazer

When we started building on our property in Brookfield in 1973, I remember flocks of 50 to 100 “Bullies” wheeling over the lower paddo.. Read more about Where did the Bullies go? - Ed Frazer

A surprisingly tricky Feathertail Glider release - Chris Read

FEATHERTAIL GLIDERS ARE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE ANIMALS - warm, energetic, bouncy, enormous eyes, a feather for a tail and able to curl up in the palm.. Read more about A surprisingly tricky Feathertail Glider release - Chris Read

A feast fit for an Ibis - Ed Frazer

Here are a few shots out of a large sequence of photos of a White Ibis eating a cane toad. They were taken in August 2017. I watched .. Read more about A feast fit for an Ibis - Ed Frazer

Cattle Egret - Cane Toad Predator in Action - Ed Frazer

In November 2017 I had another encounter with a cane toad, this time with a Cattle Egret. I watched the Egret re-positioning the cane toad an.. Read more about Cattle Egret - Cane Toad Predator in Action - Ed Frazer

A very Pheasant Christmas - Ed Frazer

I went out early on Christmas morning (2017) and got this sequence. It appeared to me that the male Pheasant Coucal turned up, mated with the.. Read more about A very Pheasant Christmas - Ed Frazer

Boobooks - Vicki and Paul Campbell

In this Bush Bite, we pose some questions to Vicki and Paul Campbell about their observations of Barking Owls and Boobooks and the owls' breeding beha.. Read more about Boobooks - Vicki and Paul Campbell

Which wallaby? - Ed Frazer

Two species of Wallaby are common in the Moggill Creek Catchment area. They are the Red-necked Wallaby and the Swamp Wallaby. The Swamp Wal.. Read more about Which wallaby? - Ed Frazer

Ever feel like you're being watched? - Chris Read

Do you ever feel you are being watched? Hanging out in the bush, I often do! Sometimes I look around and see a Swamp Wallaby staring from the.. Read more about Ever feel like you're being watched? - Chris Read

Tuans - Ed Frazer

In addition to photographing the birds on my property I have a number of photos of mammals. Some are little known. The Tuan (Brush-tailed Phascogale) .. Read more about Tuans - Ed Frazer

A different sort of blowfly - Ed Frazer

Blowflies are not my favorite photography subject! When one with a bright yellow head and huge compound eyes showed up I took this photo - there.. Read more about A different sort of blowfly - Ed Frazer

Birds in tunnels - the Striated Pardalote - Ed Frazer

It has been an interesting exercise getting photos of Striated Pardalotes breeding in their tunnel in the embankment on my property during August 2017.. Read more about Birds in tunnels - the Striated Pardalote - Ed Frazer

Fairy wrens - by Ed Frazer

The presence of Fairy-wrens breeding on a property is always an indicator that there is good habitat as they are one of the first groups of birds to m.. Read more about Fairy wrens - by Ed Frazer

Photography tips from Ed

It's the time of year to start thinking about the Moggill Creek Catchment Photo Competition. I thought the standard last year was terrific. Th.. Read more about Photography tips from Ed

Ticks - by Ed Frazer with a note from Gordon Grigg

Last year after I had been in our bush taking photos I found I had a tick just above my ear. Not uncommon for me. I must have had dozens, even hundred.. Read more about Ticks - by Ed Frazer with a note from Gordon Grigg