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Nudgee - The Place of Ducks

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
http://www.mezzemoments.blogspot.com
Published July 6th 2020
Quacking place
Did you know that Nudgee means the place of ducks ? The name Nudgee comes from the Yuggera word in the Yugarabul dialect, nardha meaning place of ducks, from nar meaning duck and dha meaning place according to the Wikipedia entry about it.

For those of you interested in the birdlife here, this is a
List of Birds
you can refer to.

You might not be surprised about that name given that ducks and many migratory birds are frequent visitors there. Its an interesting part of the coastline and of course very near Brisbane City. You just need to head out towards the airport and turn off at Nudgee Road and carry on until you get there approximately 30 mins away from the city.

There is so much on offer here - from jetties and promontories for keen fishermen who like to catch flatheads and bream, to tidal flats for walking the dog or boardwalks along mangroves full of crabs and other sea life, while waders, ducks, egrets, ibises, stilts and bee and honey eaters abound in the pools and the casurina pines and mangrove bushes. There is really something for everyone and it is a constant changing feast. You may know that I have written about Nudgee and the Boondall Wetlands before as they are areas we return to year after year, season after season. There are obviously some seasons when the birds are more plentiful, but there will always be some. Our favourite this time was a brown honey eater singing from one of the trees and I wish I could share his song with you all.

The creek area


The flowering mangrove plants


The Boardwalk


People canoeing


Bright fungus


Visit the jetty - visit the boardwalk - visit the foreshore and enjoy the fresh air and birdlife. Take a canoe or a paddle and explore the area but be aware of when you can actually do it, as this area is tidal so you would have to make sure the tide was high.
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When: Any time of year.
Where: Nudgee and Nudgee Creek.
Cost: Free.
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