Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swifts in FNQ

hi Mike and others,

I had a very large and spread flock of Fork-tailed Swifts this morning at 7:55-8:00am from Craiglie on Capt Cook Hwy all the way to Cooya Beach, a distance of abour 20kms. the birds were hawking about 20mtrs above ground and I reckon there was about 250-300 birds. no . . . → Read More: Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swifts in FNQ

The Pilliga Scrub

Just returned from Timmallallie National Park northern section where I managed to get two photos of a bird (circa 10-11cm in length) frolicking around in a recently burnt out section. Overall appearance was a greyish color.


Any help with the ID


Many thanks


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Fork-tailed Swift records in FNQ

hello Mike and all… I observed a small flock of Fork-tailed Swifts at Craiglie on Captain Cook Hwy just south of the Port Douglas turn-off at 7:50am on Sunday 25/11/18 numbering about 20 birds. weather was hot clear and steamy and the birds were hawking about 15mtrs above the treetops.

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Fwd: Advertisement – Kenya, birds and photography (Sept 2019)

Just forwarding this message from Tim Dolby to the list. Due to a list problem, his (and several others’) emails aren’t getting through. Replies to him or the list please.

Peter Shute

On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 at 3:34 pm, Timothy Dolby <> wrote: > > Hi all, > > Just thought a few . . . → Read More: Fwd: Advertisement – Kenya, birds and photography (Sept 2019)

Greenfinch in Mulgoa Valley

Hi All There was a Greenfinch in a tree on the Mayfair Rd creek just below the bridge on Mulgoa Rd, picked up by its characteristic call yesterday. Greenfinches were resident in Penrith about twenty years ago but otherwise not seen since.

Also several Scarlet Honeyeaters in our part of the Valley, among . . . → Read More: Greenfinch in Mulgoa Valley

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania pelagics in 2019

Hi All,

In 2019 I’m organizing a number of pelagic trips out of Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania. These will operate under the banner of Birdlife Australia. While we don’t insist on it, it therefore helps if you are a member of Birdlife Australia.

At present there are a . . . → Read More: Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania pelagics in 2019

Odd bird error on a TV documentary

Yes I know this is not all that odd but amusing. Saturday I saw a TV documentary about deserts around the world: geology, flora, fauna & human history (it even included lake Mungo). Most information was good. One scene was of the Saguaro cactus of SW USA or Mexico and narration explained how . . . → Read More: Odd bird error on a TV documentary

70-100 White-throated Needletails

Between 70-100 WTNTs overhead the Kobble Creek ridgeline and property (S -27 14', E152 47) from 6.30am this morning – circling very high, appearing to be feeding with a slow drift towards a southerly direction and moving away from the property. — Marie TarrantKobble Creek, Qld %251%24s&

That's behind a Murdoch(?) paywall so can't be read by most of us. Martin Butterfield

On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 11:54, Chris King <> wrote:

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