To the UK and back
August 29th, 2014

After dashing off to the UK for a total of 6 nights and back our heads are still spinning, so it is great to be home and settled back in to paradise. The British Birdfair went extremely well with 24, …Continue Reading

Off to British Birdfair 2014
August 10th, 2014

Tomorrow the very long haul to the UK begins (down the back, all the way!) as we gear up to again organising and running the Australian Birdwatching display at the British Birdfair. Now in it’s 26th year, ¬†Birdfair attracts about …Continue Reading

Fabulous mammals
August 9th, 2014

Again, an unusual year for us here at Red Mill House, with good numbers of nocturnal mammals popping in to say hello to our delighted guests. We had been accusing the Northern Brown Bandicoots ¬†and Orange-footed Scrubfowl of effectively digging …Continue Reading

Fruits of the Forest
July 30th, 2014

        At the driveway of Red Mill House , stands a magnificent strangler fig ‘Ficus benjamina’ which is in full fruiting mode. An absolute treat for birders visiting Daintree with Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, Australian Figbird, Yellow …Continue Reading

Winter Magic
July 7th, 2014

At last, those cold (for us) nights and fabulous days. The growth on the cyclone-damaged trees around Red Mill House garden is extraordinarily and trees and garden plants are starting to flower and fruit again. Interestingly for us, one day …Continue Reading

Winter birds
June 24th, 2014

Beautiful winter weather here in Daintree with cool nights, foggy mornings and clear warm days – just the way we like it! I must say, though, that it is about time after 6 months of wet weather and making it …Continue Reading

Back – - and into it!!
June 10th, 2014

After a rather turbulent first half of the year, we are back at Red Mill House, ready for the season ahead.Our old friends Peter and Vicki, who were looking after Red Mill for us, and our beloved Silvia busted their …Continue Reading

Cyclone Ita
April 20th, 2014

Life takes some funny turns sometimes, doesn’t it. 10 days to go before our big trip to the UK – getting organised, studying the birds, finishing the painting, getting the place looking gorgeous, etc, etc and then – – – …Continue Reading

We’re back!!
March 23rd, 2014

After two months of rain, demolition and re-building, Red Mill House is back and open for business as of Monday.  All the plans of weekends away camping, trips to the Reef etc have been replaced with days on the paintbrush, …Continue Reading

Christmas in the Daintree
January 3rd, 2014

Hot and dry this Christmas and New Year, which has been fabulous for visitors and locals alike. No mozzies, no mould and no muddy feet – very nice! We are busy renovating at the moment – (see our blog for …Continue Reading