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I was driving south on Grubb Road at Wallington when three quite large ducklings crossed the road in front of me. I think that they were attempting to get to the reservoir on the eastern side of Grubb Road. Apart from their size, what stood out for me was their different colours, all of which . . . → Read More: (no subject)

Cockatiel in Como

Hi all

Looked out my window at 6.15 this morning (Como on the Woronora River, Southern Sydney, 33,59,59S, 151,03,54E) and saw what I’m fairly sure was a cockatiel going past.

Assuming my id is correct, what’s the odds this was a drought refugee v. an aviary escapee?



is there a verb for this?

This morning I was watching an Australian Raven doing a pair-bonding or territorial display where it would fly up from a tree and glide back to the top of the tree moving its wings backwards and forwards (not up and down!). Is there a verb for this action?

— John LeonardCanberra . . . → Read More: is there a verb for this?

Impact of climate change on Arctic Terns

see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191118190903.htm

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Short-billed Dowitcher In the Pilbara

Hi Everyone, My blog “Top Birds & Everyfing” died a sudden death somewhere in the blogosphere some time ago… and with it went all the posts and it was time to finish it anyway. But being a glutton for punishment I have started a new one called using the Squarespace platform. It is a great . . . → Read More: Short-billed Dowitcher In the Pilbara

RFI re Recommended Telescopic Lens for a Camera

Hi Everyone, My wife has a Olympus OM-D camera and is a very keen photographer of landscapes, buildings and flowers. More recently she has become interested in taking bird photos but only has a 300mm telescopic lens which is somewhat limiting. Can someone please recommend a telescopic lens which would be more suitable for . . . → Read More: RFI re Recommended Telescopic Lens for a Camera

Gospers Mountain fire

Is this impacting Regent Honeyeater areas yet? Martin Butterfield http://franmart.blogspot.com.au/

Snipe in Valley

Dear All

Over the last 40 years my Mulgoa Valley birdlist has totalled over 220 spp including many seasonals, vagrants and one -off accidentals. More during inland droughts . Although development has been largely staved off in the Valley itself, Mac-mansions are carpeting onetime surrounding bush and pastureland with a gradual reduction in species but . . . → Read More: Snipe in Valley

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, November 11, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019:

Area: SA

Location: On our bone-dry property at Rockleigh

Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) (1) A very uncommon bird at Rockleigh. Last sighting was in June 2013. Its colouring was brilliant, as were the . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Re tagged curlew Sandpiper

I’m interested in knowing also. We Just had a Curlew Sandpiper with a coloured flag on its left leg, near Streaky Bay, South Australia.

Sandra Kinsey usually of British Columbia, Canada

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