a single BLACK-TAILED GULL seen in Cairns, FNQ on Friday 09/03/18

thanks John!!

sorry everybody, but that last record in 2013 in Cairns of a first immature non-br Black-tailed Gull, made by Terry Reis and myself, was not to be found in over a fortnight’s time, BUT it actually WAS found on 01/04/2013 !!

cheers,

martin cachard

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little black ants

small isolated swarm beside Sydney’s inner west Canterbury Rd this morning. The locals love it when they swarm. Their aerobatics when feasting on flying ants is a joy to watch. My memory is that they used to swarm in February.

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Black-tailed Gull

Hello Martin,

There is am image of what I think was a Black-tailed Gull on my website.

Taken many years ago at the Cairns Esplanade. Just exactly when I don’t know at present – I’ll have to do a lot of digging into past records.

Cheers

Graeme

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Help with a Blue Mountains Bird

Hello Carol,

Not much doubt about the “mystery” bird being a Golden Whistler. You can see the yellow undertail coverts.

Regarding Olive Whistlers, I’d be looking for the highest point where there is regular winter snow, maybe Mount Bindo?

Olive Whistlers regularly breed at Mt Ginini west of Canberra. You need dense thickets of . . . → Read More: Help with a Blue Mountains Bird

a single BLACK-TAILED GULL seen in Cairns, FNQ on Friday 09/03/18

At about 9:45am on Friday 09/03/18, I had a nice but brief encounter with a lone Black-tailed Gull on the western edge of the Cairns CBD. It flew in towards me from the coast (east) at about 50mtrs above ground, and as luck sometimes has it, it flew directly over the top of me to . . . → Read More: a single BLACK-TAILED GULL seen in Cairns, FNQ on Friday 09/03/18

Student filming – wildlife documentary

Dear Birding Australia,

I am a student from the National Film and Television School just outside London in England studying a masters in Directing and Producing Science and Natural History under Paul Reddish (nfts.co.uk/).

As part of my final year, I am making a half-hour documentary on the eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains . . . → Read More: Student filming – wildlife documentary