Noisy Miners are probably the most common HoneyEaters seen in Elanora. They are common in most of Eastern Australia and are aggressive and boisterous. They will mob larger birds including Kookaburras that share their territory. Less frequently seen are the BlueFaced Honeyeaters that seem to pass through my area only at certain times of the year. Like the noisy miners, they seem to appear fairly noisily in groups, but they seem quite shy and do not remain for long near my house. The juveniles are sometimes seen and have a yellowish-green patch around the eye. Figbirds […]
Probably the most well known Aussie bird, the Laughing Kookaburra, is common in Eastern Australia. These birds, if not seen, can often be heard ‘laughing’ around day break. They have a varied diet including lizards, snakes and will happily pinch goldfish from gargen ponds. The Australian Magpie is common over most of Australia. The Pied Currawong is generally found on the Eastern side of Australia. The Pied Butcherbird is common throughout most of Australia. These birds are certainly not shy – with their juveniles, picture to follow, they will […]
The parrots illustrated below are commonly seen and were photographed in Elanora, QLD. Australia. Getting them to smile is not always guaranteed — they are wild and free. The first featured is probably the best known Rainbow Lorikeet. They are a favourite in the local wildlife parks and are fairly used to being around people. Some locals attract them to their verandahs by regularly putting out small trays of seeds. My favored local supplier of pet needs and advice is Enrique of Pets Wonderland in Currumbin Creek Road. The Galah is common throughout Australia. They have a reputation for clowning […]
Elanora, an Aboriginal word for “home by the sea”, was originally named as a platform on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922. The original location of the rail platform was within the now named “Palm Beach” suburb where Palm Beach avenue and the Gold Coast Highway intersect today. A local landowner sold most of Elanora to a developer, the Palm Beach Company Ltd, Brisbane, and subdivided allotments were put up for sale. The subdivision (1923) was known as Palm Beach.The rail line was closed in 1964.
Latitude -28.176 Longitude 153.870 bounded by Tallebudgera Creek at the northern and Currumbin Creek at the southern end. The Coral Sea abuts Palm Beach and the reefs provide the best fishing opportunities along the Gold Coast.The Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club [the NEPTUNES] was the first female only Surf Life Saving Club in Australia and still continues patrolling to this present day. Tallebudgera Creek was the first declared Fish Habitat Area in Queensland. The Elanora wetlands area is a small reserve area in the upper reaches of Talebudgera Creek. Laguna Lake is located on the south […]