Abattoir bird hide view butchered
When we chose the hide at Abattoir Swamp near Julatten in Far North Queensland as our ‘worst bird hide ever’, it is fair to say we copped a bit of stick.
Nobody expressed their views through this website but we got the message by various other means.
‘The whole place has just had a facelift and it’s looking lovely now. So why would you want to knock it?’ is representative of the comments.
So we went back to take some pictures of the improvements. No question, the raised ‘boardwalk’ (with some sort of plastic composite on top) is looking good (and safe), and the hide itself it sporting a fresh coat of green.
Wonderful! Except, as our image (above) shows, when you look through the viewing slits, all you can see of the ‘swamp’ is an impenetrable mass of grass – olive hymenachne to be precise.
Maybe there is a cunning plan to get rid of the stuff but as things stand, Abattoir Swamp remains a damp squib in our eyes.
How to enter our ‘blind tasting’ competition
Bird hides come in all shapes, sizes and states of usefulness. If you are any kind of birder or photographer, you have been in more than a few.
So we thought it a good idea to ask you to tell us about your best and worst hide experiences – from anywhere around the world. Supporting pics are welcomed.
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