Birdwatching Report to Warril Parklands, Larapinta.
This new park was only recently opened by the Brisbane City Council. It is part of the Oxley Creek beautification upgrade. Our walk commenced from the carpark and wandered through the tee tree and eucalypt forests towards Oxley Creek. Many birds kept our 15 members occupied for some time. The amount of river-washed fine sand was extensive. Evidence of major flooding from the rain dumps earlier in the year was indicated by the debris and plastic in the trees, well over our heads. Large shelter sheds overlooked the lakes where we enjoyed morning tea followed by lunch. A total of 40 birds were sighted and all members were thrilled with the day’s excursion.
Warril Park, recently established is part of Dan Stiller Reserve on Paradise Rd. Our group has previously visited Dan Stiller Reserve starting the walk from Johnson Rd following Oxley Creek and exiting onto Paradise Rd at the waterhole now called Budela-budela Lake (Tusked Frog Lake). We will be doing the smaller loop walk heading west along Oxley Creek through tall open forest. This section of the park was flooded recently where the water in some sections was over 2 metres! (Greenwood Lakes on the other side of Johnson Rd is closed due to recent flooding).
Parking – UBD Map UBD 239 F12. As you enter the park please park in the top section (opposite Budela-budela Lake). We will be starting the walk from the top car park. Toilets & main picnic area are at the bottom end of the car park. We will be returning via the toilets to Budela-budela Lake where we will be having morning tea overlooking the Lake. Co-ordinates -27.6520 153.0045
If anyone who would like to attend and not do the walk the shaded picnic area which overlooks Budela-budela Lake is surrounded by native trees attracting small honey-eaters.
All nominations via the Website.
“This activity will be conducted in keeping with the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 directions at the time of the activity. Please do not attend this activity if you have been feeling unwell with Covid-19 related symptoms in the 7 day period before this activity.”!
Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunburn cream, personal first aid kit, enclosed shoes, binoculars, camera, chair, insect repellent, soap, hand sanitizer, morning tea, lunch, and any other necessary personal items.