Mulambin Mumblings – Toothless and Butterless

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld Toothless Johnno got his nickname when he broke a tooth off his denture plate a few years back, before he could finish his lunch a bird had flown off with it. The tooth not the whole plate. It seems that poor old Toothless is stalked by birds and swooped whenever they get the chance. The cheeky little buggers know him and pass the word around. So, we’re not surprised when Toothless Johnno butters his toast, turns away to get his egg and a blue faced honeyeater swoops down and starts eating the butter off … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Toothless and Butterless

Mulambin Mumblings – Cautious Curlews

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld One never tires of the coastal drive between Emu Park and Yeppoon. The sea is sparkling and we can see the sandy beaches on Great Keppel Island. Even though it is Sunday, Emu Park is busy and coffee shop patrons are spilling out onto the street chasing the sun. Writing this I am being watched by a curlew and two lizards. In fact, having most of the day to ourselves we sit in the sun and I spend the afternoon sketching a curlew in a variety of poses. They don’t move much during the … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Cautious Curlews