Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

July 18, 2016

Air Time

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Bonnie Hills.

I just happened upon the Junior State Surfing Titles at Bonnie Hills on Sunday. The surf at the contest site was really crappy, but down the beach a few grommets were catching some better waves.

air time
Air Time

off the lip
Off the lip.

cutback
Cut back.

July 4, 2016

Kingscliff Birds

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Cudgen Creek.

Cudgen Creek at Kingscliff on the North Coast of New South Wales has always been a favourite place of mine. In the afternoon I went for a walk along the creek from the breakwater as far as the track goes along the northern edge of the creek.

young Blue-faced Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)

There were quite a few Blue-faced Honeyeaters in the flowering banksia trees. This one is a young one with the green around the eyes. As they get older the green becomes blue.

Osprey
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

There is an Osprey nest at the breakwater just near the coast guard building. I saw about four Ospreys in the vicinity and they seemed to love roosting on top of the crane that is doing work on the bridge.

Bush Stone-curlew
Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius)

A big tick for me, the Bush Stone-curlew. And it was just in the park by the beach at North Kingscliff. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the signs saying do not go near the Bush Stone-curlews. I rushed back to my car, grabbed my camera and rushed back. Luckily I just had enough sunlight before it went behind the houses.

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