ID confirmation please

Hi all


Snapped this this morning and assume it is a brown thornbill. Near the HQ of the Blue Mountains National Park in Blackheath. Reminds me, however, of the Chestnut rumped thornbill which I suspect does not occur up here but further west on the palins.


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From Birding-Aus

Tromsø in winter, birding in the dark, part 2 5. Bulk feeders. In this category the grouse are most important. Willow Grouse and Ptarmigan feed on willow buds and shoots, Black grouse on birch, and the large Capercaillie (more an inland bird here) on pine needles. We have few woodpeckers here, but some winters . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus

From Birding-Aus

Since a few days, we have got back he midnight sun again in Tromsø, N. Norway, where I have lived since 1973. But spring is late this year: our garden is still 3/4 snow-covered, the birches are still bare and I have not yet heard the Willow Warbler, our most numerous song bird. As . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus

Fwd: Birding Aus letter – Redwing song dialects

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Dear WimAll  I shared your interesting e-mail to Birding Aus with a friend of mine, Dr Ernest Garcia (a distinguished ornithologist and . . . → Read More: Fwd: Birding Aus letter – Redwing song dialects

10 Parrots

On a number of occasions I have seen 10 parrot species in the North East corner of Cumberland State Forest in Castle Hill.


The list for parrots in that location is as follows :



Long-billed Corella

Little Corella

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Rainbow Lorikeet

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Dear Rob,

The strawberry story and its corollary with other fruit and veg is one of the worst things I have ever heard, and along with the Council’s unconscionable brushing it under the table is depressing to say the least.

Where I am in Isolation on the Central Coast at present my IPhone . . . → Read More: Pesticides

Morgan Conservation Park

A relatively rare post from South Australia – this time on Morgan Conservation Park. Roly Lloyd & I have been going to Morgan a few times per year for 20+ years as it was a brilliant place for birds. During the last major drought, the wetlands which includes several ha of open water beside the . . . → Read More: Morgan Conservation Park


Gooday all


Has anyone had or know of any success seeing the White-throated Grasswren recently. Please respond via my email.




Greg Little


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bird obs please

Gooday all


Recently Judy and I received approval from the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) to start a study of the annual migration of honeyeaters and other passerines through the Hunter. Our aim is to find out where they come from and where they go to, and if . . . → Read More: bird obs please

Harding Dam Mystery Bird

Hi All, Well, restrictions are easing for some of us and that is welcome. The last mystery bird was indeed a White-breasted Whistler although I never heard one of them whistle. This week we have either one bird or maybe two different birds that I saw from time to time below the dam wall . . . → Read More: Harding Dam Mystery Bird