Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, August 5, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019:

Area: QLD

Location: Lark Qaurry

Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (Stipiturus ruficeps) (2) In low bushes near the picnic shelter to the south of the main building

Reported by: David Cox on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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EagleCAM Newsletter – July 2019, Issue 33 – ‘Two eggs have Hatched’

Newsletter – July 2019,  Issue 33

“Two eggs have hatched“

26th July, 2019 – Egg #1, SE-23 arrived at 8:38pm.

28th July, 2019 – Egg #2, SE-24 arrived at 5:54am.

 

6:53am on the 27th first feeding . . . → Read More: EagleCAM Newsletter – July 2019, Issue 33 – ‘Two eggs have Hatched’

What is the maximum weight a gull can carry in its Bill?

[To borrow a question from Monty Python].

See www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/24/it-carried-our-dog-away-are-the-uks-seagulls-getting-more-aggressive

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photos for wikipedia – thanks for donations thus far

Does anyone have a photo of a female black-breasted buttonquail and/or nest to donate to wikipedia? Also, does anyone have any photos of the north queensland subpsecies nigrescens of the crimson rosella (both adult and juvenile)? cheers Cas Liber

RFI

My wife has a few days spare in mid-Sep around the Shoalhaven. Any tips, ideas, suggestions for accommodation, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers John Tongue Devonport, Tas. jspk@iprimus.com.au

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John Flanagan please

Hi everyone, can someone please get me in touch with John Flanagan? John shot a video of a Grey Falcon on the King River Road, East Kimberley and I would love to see it. I am not on Facebook, though. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Jonny Dr Jonny Schoenjahn

Perth, Western Australia E: jonnybird@bigpond.comhttp://www.jonnybird-australia.com/greyfalcon.htm . . . → Read More: John Flanagan please

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, July 22, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019:

Area: SA

Location: Watson’s Gap Hayborough

Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) (2) Birds were resting behind seaweed on the beach

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Date: Wednesday, July 24, . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Research about: Australian gulls found to carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Link here: www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/10/australian-gulls-found-to-carry-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs

 

Philip

 

Raptors on the Bellarine Peninsula

I was putting tree guards on new plantings in our front paddock this morning when I heard raptors calling overhead. I looked up and saw three Brown Falcons and a Black Falcon overhead. As I was watching them, a Wedge-tailed Eagle soared over at a higher altitude. The Brown Falcons were interacting with each other, . . . → Read More: Raptors on the Bellarine Peninsula

Banded Lapwings Croydon N Qld

Don Caswell reports:

> Hi Alan > > I just returned from a camping trip in the Gulf Country. > > I was surprised to see a few Banded Lapwings on the northern banks of > the Einasleigh River, about 70 kilometres north of Croydon. > > That seems to be a bit further north . . . → Read More: Banded Lapwings Croydon N Qld