What a wonderful day, 9 people arrived at Ross Road for our 7.30 am birdwatching walk. We visited this site several years ago after heavy rains had scoured out the creek. Today, the growth along the creek banks was thick and full of bird calls particularly wrens.
One thing of interest was the growth of the trees and shrubs that the council had planted over the years. Many of these plants and trees were in flower bringing in many birds.
The dam levels were down a little and some water birds were present. The water lilies fringing several dams were picturesque and the tree reflections in the water were eye catching.
This was an easy walk along the well-kept mowed pathways.
42 birds were sighted.
We all then relocated to a nearby park where we enjoyed a late morning tea followed by lunch. After a catchup of Grandchildren and illnesses we all headed for our homes and a rest.
A great day was enjoyed by all.
This is an old dairy farm acquired by the Brisbane City Council. Many trees and plants have been planted across this now beautiful park.
Directions: Proceed through Enoggera, Mitchelton, and Keperra. If coming through The Gap follow Settlement Rd and turn left into Samford Rd. Turn off Samford Rd into Upper Kedron Rd (UBD Map 137 P,6). Continue for 2.1 klms and turn left into McAlroy Rd (137 E,4). 1.2 Klms turn right into Cedar Creek Rd (137 C,7). 550 m turn left into Ross Rd (137 A,7) and follow for 500 m to the end (137 A,10).
There are no toilet facilities and the park. The closest toilets are at Upper Recreation Reserve, Upper Kedron Rd (137 F,5). We will travel to a park for morning tea and/or lunch.
Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunburn cream, personal first aid kit, enclosed shoes, binoculars, camera, chair, insect repellent, soap, hand sanitizer, face mask, morning tea, lunch, and any other necessary personal items.
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.”!