Category Archive for "Bird life"

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 newsletter We experienced a couple of impressive natural events this month. A storm passed through very quickly and left us with a double rainbow! The other natural event celebrated was the super moon. Thousands of people gathered on the beach and along the water front to watch the moon rise over the sea. There was a fabulous atmosphere as everyone enjoyed the perfect weather for the event. Our guests had the perfect position for viewing the moon rise…from their balconeys. The double rainbow after a stormSupermoon from Loo with a View We have been watching the pair of...
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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter The March 2016 newsletter marks the arrival of Autumn. It’s hard to believe that we’re into another autumn already! Easter and school holidays are sneaking up on us early this year.   We have been enchanted by the sight of many baby bush turkeys as we go for our walks through the revegetation zone along The Spit. We were lucky enough to see one less than a day old and were amazed but its ability to fly/scramble its way up a tree to roost.   Last week we attended the Nambour Tramfest and Chinese New Year celebration....
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September 2015 Newsletter – Spring Has Arrived

September 2015 Newsletter – Spring has arrived, and our wintering-over guests are back home. The Buderim Garden Club will celebrate spring with its annual Buderim Garden Festival on the 17th and 18th October, with the theme “Blooms”. Based at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, the festival comprises the Spring Flower Show, open gardens and a Quality Plant Market. Next to the hall is the Buderim Craft Cottage. The cottage houses the Atrium Gallery which will host Sculptured Garden – Artistic Conversations October 10th – 18th. Held annually since 1997, the exhibition is one of the largest on the Sunshine Coast...
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Free activities in Mooloolaba.

Free activities often make great memories. The best memories and lasting family stories do not always come from visiting theme parks or attractions. There are free activities in Mooloolaba you can do with your family. When you stay with us here at Northwind we have tennis racquets  and tennis balls we lend to our guests at no charge for use on our half tennis court. We also have a selection of buckets and spades for our guests to borrow at no charge for the quintessential beach activities of castle building, water carrying, treasure collecting and hole creating. We also have some...
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Peregrine falcons at Northwind

Peregrine falcons at Northwind October 2014: We have a family of falcons nesting on our roof top. The evidence is seen on the ground every day with bits of lorikeets and other birds lying around the BBQ area and the pool. These are gruesome reminders that falcons are great hunters and live off other creatures. The juvenile somehow found its way to one of our gardens and spent quite some time looking around and preening itself. It did not appear to worried by people walking past and allowed them to get close. A couple of hours after the photos and video...
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September Newsletter

Northwind Apartments September Newsletter 2014. Spring is here! We had such  a busy August with the exterior of Northwind being painted and the sail structures over the windows being removed. The abseilers had a big job removing the sails, repairing render and then painting, while the two ‘earth-bound’ painters dealt to the balconies and block walls around the perimeter. The building really looks very smart and revitalized. We have kept the same colours, so our familiar white, grey and purple still stand out as you go along Mooloolaba Esplanade. Mooloolaba has some unique dining experiences to offer visitors. One of...
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August Newsletter

August newsletter 2014. July has brought us some fabulous days with clear skies and gentle breezes; just right for sitting on our balconies and watching the world go by. Some of our guests have been lucky enough to see whales close to the shore from their apartments. Early in July Sunreef Scuba Diving Services introduced a new experience – Swimming with Whales! Dan Hart is the staff member who has introduced this to Sunshine Coast visitors. He told us that the only other place where people can swim with whales is Tonga. Sunreef is offering two trips a day, each...
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Nelson Park

Nelson Park is a fifteen minute walk from Northwind Apartments. It is one block back from the Alex Surf Club, stretching between Mari and Okinja Roads, just in front of Sun City Bowls. It was created in 1979 from a parcel of low lying land gifted by the Presbyterian Church and named after Norman Nelson, a founding youth leader of the Presbyterian Church. The park was re-gazetted in 1989 as a reserve for drainage purposes. The park is dominated by a large shallow lake with a walkway all the way round. There is a secure fenced sheltered children’s playground with BBQ and picnic...
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Mooloolaba- refresh the soul.

Mooloolaba is the ideal place to refresh the soul – the open bay allows a view to the horizon, with the comings and goings of all kinds of water-craft to watch as it goes about its busy-ness: container ships entering and departing Moreton Bay, the pilot boats, coast guard boat, fishing boats of all descriptions including tuna trawlers, prawn boats, commercial fishers, weekend fishers, and runabouts; surf boat crews, dragon boat crews, yachts of all sizes, jet skis, stand-up paddle boarders, are all part of the patterns to wonder at. Park your car in Northwind’s free, secure car parking and spend your time...
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Osprey on Mooloolaba Spit

The osprey are back in their nest down on the Spit  at the mouth of the Mooloolah River, just 2.4km from Northwind Apartments. These magnificent creatures (also known as sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk) are large raptors reaching 60 cm in length and 180 cm wingspan. They have distinctive brown upper body parts with pale grey heads and under parts, dark eye patches and wings. This diurnal bird of prey usually nests near a body of fresh or brackish water that produces the main component of it’s diet – fish. While fish comprise up to 99% of its...
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