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

Spotted Whistling Ducks
December 16th, 2013

Hiding on the edge of the local barra ponds, well off the road, are 5 Spotted Whistling Ducks. A New Guinea species which seems to be moving south fairly rapidly, they are still a great treat to see.No photo unfortunately, …Continue Reading

Seed-eaters of the Daintree Valley
December 8th, 2013

Whilst you may associate Daintree with it’s famous World Heritage-listed rainforest, the area is well known for birds because of it’s diversity.Between the rivers, mangroves, wetlands and rainforest is productive farmland which creates it’s own habitats. At this time of …Continue Reading

At last – Paradise Kingfishers galore!!
November 6th, 2013

Rather late, this year, but the Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers have arrived from New Guinea for the breeding season and are here in Daintree in large numbers. Particularly active and calling madly along Stewart Creek Rd – the patch of forest …Continue Reading

What a fabulous time of year!
October 20th, 2013

How great is this?Warm days, warmish nights, no rain, low humidity, no mosquitoes and birds galore. It doesn’t get much better than birding in Daintree and the Wet Tropics of Tropical North Queensland at this time of year.Red Mill House …Continue Reading