The Wet Season has begun in earnest.
February 12th, 2015

Good rains for the last few days with a low pressure system expected to build up off the coast over the weekend. Lots more rain to come over the next few days. Good timing for us as we head off …Continue Reading

Not just birds – the Wet Season brings out all creatures great and small
January 23rd, 2015

This is a very odd ‘Wet Season’ – much hotter that usual (but there is no climate change according to our government)and with occasional storms rather than good monsoonal rains. Plants are thriving in the heat and humidity, but we humans are …Continue Reading

A New Year – good times ahead
January 5th, 2015

A topsy-turvy month at Red Mill House in December. Unexpected surgery meant cancelling guests and taking time off, which was rather nice in it’s own way – -. A hot and dry December made it hard for wildlife. Lots of …Continue Reading

Summer thunderstorms at last!
December 8th, 2014

This is the time of year referred to as ‘the build-up’ – the weeks preceding the ‘wet season’ when the humidity rises, the temperature rises and the thunderstorms build – particularly in the inland areas of the wet tropics. It is …Continue Reading

Great Paradise Kingfisher photos
November 22nd, 2014

Numbers and activity levels of Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers have increased in the last few days with extra humidity and the possibility of  rain in the next few days. Our favourite ‘kingfisher-watcher’ Fred has been taking some fabulous photos, including these …Continue Reading