• Collective Arts Brewing: Good Monster DIPA

    9 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Now that we're nearly a week into 2022, I've made a resolution for the new year to keep a more regular schedule posting here at Birds and Booze. 2021 was a busy, even tumultuous year for me, and while I always strive to stick my usual weekly posts, that wasn't always possible. But that means I've got a lot of excellent stuff coming up for the next year, what with recent purchases around the holidays and backlogged tastings from last year to write up. And of course, I'm always on the lookout for new bottles and cans throughout the year.
    That said, this will be a somewhat inauspicious start...
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  • New Year's Birding

    New Year's Birding

    9 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Comb crested Jacana
    Happy New Year
    Since the new year the rain has been very generous on the Sunshine Coast such that birding has been undesirable. And so it was the fourth of January when the weather allowed, even encouraged a brief trip into the field.
    With all of the rain it was perhaps an obvious choice to visit some local wetlands. My main aim was to make a belated start on my year's list. I have started a competition for the birders and bird photographers in my local Sunshine Coast area to encourage people to get out birding and also to develop their birding skills; especially...
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