Traditionally, the name Blue Moon was given to the third of four full Moons in a single astronomical season (meaning Blue Moons will occur on 21 May 2016, 18 May 2019 and 22 August 2021), but largely due to the US radio program StarDate in early 1980 and the board game Trivial Pursuit, people have come to use the term Blue Moon to mean the second of two full Moons occurring in a single calendar month
Full Moons occur every 29.530589 days, on average, which is the lunar synodic period. Since most months are 30 or 31 days long, it’s clearly possible for two full Moons to fit in a single month if the first occurs near the beginning. Since the first full Moon of July 2015 arrived at 3:20am BST on the 2nd, the second full Moon squeezes in at 11:43am BST on July 31st
Between the years 2001 and 2099, there are 41 Blue Moons. There are three years in which a Blue Moon occurs twice: 2018 (January and March), 2037 (January and March) and 2094 (January and April). Blue Moons can also occur on consecutive years: 2066 and 2067.
The ferry service is run by B.I.T.S (Bay Island Transit System) and departs from Redland Bay. This service is reliable and frequent and is operational 7 days a week 365 days a year. The ferry services four of the Bay Islands including Macleay Island, Karragarra Island, Lamb Island and Russell Island.
The Barge is operated by Stradbroke Ferries. The barge services the Bay Islands and departs from Redland bay approximately every hour on weekdays and about every 2 hours on weekends and public holidays.
Cost is $50 each way for residents and more for non residents..
Departing Weinam Street, Redland Bay, 4165
These are actual departure times listed – Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.
You can always get your car on board during the afternoons. Simply join the queue if the office is not attended and wait for the ferry to arrive. It is regular and reliable and a very pleasant ride.
You can walk on the ferry too without a car. I think the cost is $5 from the mainland to an island, and free if you travel inter-island.
While waiting, walk on the jetty and see the coastline.
There are many water birds that frequent this area, and also dolphins play in the bay if you are lucky to see them.
The people ferry is on the right of the vehicle ferry terminal…
Black Swans at Bribie island
Originally posted on Birds Australia:
The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. The species was hunted to extinction in New Zealand, but later reintroduced. Within Australia they are nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. Black swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. They are monogamous breeders that share incubation duties and cygnet rearing between the sexes.
Black swans are mostly black-feathered birds, with white flight feathers. The bill is bright red, with a pale bar and tip; and legs and feet are greyish-black. Cobs (males) are slightly larger than pens (females), with a longer and straighter bill. Cygnets (immature birds) are a greyish-brown with pale-edged feathers.
Black Swans are widespread throughout much of Australia, and occur wherever there is a…
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Great Blue Heron at Buckleys Hole Beach Bribie island
Originally posted on Birds Australia:
Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind.
range of bird groups that includes grebes, cormorants, herons
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Walked the Kakadu Bird Sanctuary Track this morning..
The artificial roost site, hides and interpretive centre at Kakadu Beach are the result of cooperation between the Queensland Wader Study Group and the developer of Pacific Harbour, a canal residential estate on Pumicestone Passage. The artificial roost site was built in 2002 to compensate for the loss of a natural roost site on the banks of Dux Creek, which was notable for accommodating up to 1000 Eastern Curlew on peak migration, as well as thousands of other waders.
The Kakadu Beach roost site is 200 m long, with fencing and planted mangroves at either end to discourage entry by people and dogs. A long, tidally inundated lagoon was also constructed behind the roost site to buffer the birds from disturbance from people. Hides are positioned at either end of the site and are linked by a cement path.
Kakadu Beach is one of only a small number of roost sites in Pumicestone Passage that are above the highest astronomic tide level. When the high tide level is less than 2 m, a roost site at Toorbul, 4 km to the north-west, is preferred. However, when the Toorbul roost site is inundated, large numbers of waders flock to Kakadu Beach.
Bongaree is on the southern tip of Bribie Island…a heritage listed Jetty, picnic point, shops, Library, Hotel and shops
Bongaree is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located on the western side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage. At the 2006 census, the suburb recorded a population of 14,275 persons, with a median age of 55 years
The Historical Jetty is a popular fishing location.
Bongaree Caravan Park offers a tranquil base from which to enjoy all that Bribie Island has to offer. Just across the road from the famous Pumicestone passage, home to wildlife such as dolphins, dugongs and turtles
White sandy beach where you can walk kilometers on isolated sands along the water at Woorim
Woorim is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region in Queensland, Australia on the eastern, or ocean, side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. At the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 1,765 persons, with a median age of 53 years.
Woorim has a beach, a small shopping centre, and parklands adjoining the beach. Woorim is the location of the Bribie Island Research Centre, an aquaculture research facility. Erosion of the beach at Woorim is an ongoing issue with long term recession trends of the shoreline observed. In September 2007 Caboolture Shire Council published a Shoreline Erosion Management Plan in response
There is a caravan park one street across from the surf beach…
One hour from Brisbane and thirty minutes from the Sunshine Coast,
Bribie Island Caravan Park is the perfect destination for a weekend
getaway or family holiday.
Situated 200m from the beautiful Woorim beach – you can enjoy
the great surfing, boating, fishing & beach driving on this pristine coastline or enjoy
a meal overlooking Moreton Bay at the Surf Club or one of the
many restaurants within walking distance.