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"Our New Home"
 
Unit 136 ... Mahogany Village
2 Keem Street
Trinity Beach
.....4879
 
from May 2013
 
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up to December 2013

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up to August 2014

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up to April 2016

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up to September 2016

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water leak

         

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up to March 2017

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up to April 2017

 
 
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Saturday 1st October 2016
 
"!! The Curlews have had a Baby !!"
 
 
 
 
 

 

... and now here is a "Brilliant Story" from Alan and Rhona Morish
 
Subject - "Life in the Suburbs"

Hello folks

Just thought I'd share a couple of events that have occurred here at Unit 135

Just recently we've had two curlews, Graham and Gloria, nesting right beside the path at the front of our unit
Well, nesting is being rather generous !!
Their nest certainly wouldn't be in the pages of "Better Nests and Gardens" ... just some leaves cleared and two eggs layed on bare ground !!

The pair take it turns to sit on the nest ... one guards whilst the other sits
Well Gloria, being somewhat younger than Graham and also highly strung, tends to over react when we happen to walk by and hisses and expands her wings in a quite threatening show of warning
We've put up with this behavior for about a month, and knew that the hatching would soon occur, as she was becoming even more aggressive, when on guard duty
Old Graham has been pretty calm and laid back during the whole process ...

Until Wednesday Night !!

I could hear these strange noises outside my bedroom window, where the nest was, at 11.15pm
Looked out and saw an agitated Graham in the warning stance, staring into the garden, no bird on the nest, two eggs exposed, the resident wallabies also looking alarmed, staring into the garden, ears twitching
My worst fears were realised when I finally saw what was upsetting them
About an eight/nine foot python, camouflaged in the leaf foliage in the garden
Then it started moving towards Graham, who was trying to distract it away from the eggs
But when it slithered into the light I could see a large lump in its body
By this time we had been looking out to try to see where Gloria was ... no sign of her
Graham, the wallabies, Alan and Rhona, still tracking, at a safe distance, the python, as it slowly dragged it's now engorged body through our gardens to another part of our complex ... we know not where ... at least not up our drainpipe like the last one !!

After all this drama, the wallabies went back to grazing, a very stressed-out Graham was back on the nest (still no Gloria), and we finally went off to bed, with the sinking feeling that the lump we saw in the snake was Gloria
During the night I kept on checking, but it was only Graham I saw on the eggs

Next day, Thursday, just before we were heading out for lunch, joy oh joy, there was our temperamental Gloria, back on the nest !!
We think she'd been out clubbing the night before !!

Sorry, that's not quite the end of the story

That night, we heard an almighty lot of screeching coming from the front, grabbed the torch, and went flying outside
It was Gloria in full confrontational mode ... Barry, our neighbour, must have heard a noise and armed with his torch came to investigate
Well, Gloria was going at him, due to the fact that the eggs had finally hatched and Graham was staring down at these two little striped fluff balls between his long stick like legs

So, with much relief, we are pleased to announce the arrival of Brian and Audrey who, when not under mum or dad, are becoming quite adventurous and are now moving further afield in short bursts, only to be gathered up and sat upon by either parent !!

Who says we don't have high drama where we live ?? !!

 
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Tuesday 4th and

Wednesday 5th October 2016

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"!! Water Everywhere !!"

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CLICK HERE

to see a Facebook Post

along with sixteen photos and one video

plus notes to our landlord / owner

 
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Monday 17th October 2016
 
The Curlew Family ... Dad and Mum and Two Kids
 
Note from Sharon
So glad they haven’t been eaten by the Slytherin' Snake
 
Note from Alan and Rhona
( refer to story above )

Thanks Geoff
My, my, haven’t Brian and Audrey grown
And I see that Gloria is still in her attack mode, with Graham having a break from the kids !!
Great photos !!
 
 
 
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Tuesday 15th November 2016
 
The Curlew Family ... Update
 
Note from Sharon
That is so cute ... and they don’t even seem frightened of you !!
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday 23rd November 2016
 
Garden along path ... between the Carport and our Unit
 
Note from Geoff
Unfortunately there are no "before" photos of this area ... but the work that was done equals a "Dramatic Change" !!
Our unit is on the ground floor behind the screen wall on the left side of the first and second photos
 
 
 
 
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Thursday 16th March 2017
 
!! Our Wallabies !!
 
 
 
 
... and two days later on Saturday a Mother and her Joey moved onto the doormats on the back patio !!
 
 
 
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During March 2017
 
Storm / Rainwater Drainage ... between the Unit Blocks
 
Note from Geoff
There was concern that some of the units may flood due to soil settlement, etc, over the years
so it was decided by the Body Corporate Committee to revamp the drains in this grassed common area

Earlier in these five albumns you would have seen the area as it looked
and the shots below show the work in progress plus the finished look ... and just waiting for the grass to grow back !!

Robert, the Manager of Mahogany Village, has said he will be planting shrubs along the edges of this "new little creek" !!
 
EXTRA - after looking at the shots below, click HERE and scroll down the page to see nine "updated" photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The shots below were taken on
Sunday 26th March 2017
and the new drains are finished ... waiting for the grass to grow back which will be a month or two
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday 26th March 2017
 
A look at all "Tanya's Plants" on the Back Patio
 
and these plants can be seen in detail by checking Tanya's Memorial Albumn ... HERE
 
 
 
... and this Gardenia and Bougainvillea are being "trained" to form a screen
 
 
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