Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 64, Issue 5

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> 1. Re: Ponant Cruises (Stephen Ambrose)
> 2. 2019 Sydney pelagic dates (Greg McLachlan)
> 3. Re: Ponant Cruises (Anne Brophy)
> 4. last seats on 2019 tours (Advertisement) (Peter Waanders)
> 5. White-throated needletail (Kirri Hardy)
> 6. Australian Swiftlets in NSW (Sandy Gilmore)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 15:53:01 +1100
> From: “Stephen Ambrose” < stephen@ambecol.com.au>
> To: “‘calyptorhynchus'” <
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> Cc: “‘Chris Lloyd'” <
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ponant Cruises
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> Hi John,
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> I?ve not received anything from Ponant either. But a friend of mine (not a birdwatcher) went on their Antarctic cruise about 3 years ago and there was an ornithologist on board who gave lectures and identified the birds they encountered, so they probably have a bird list for that cruise at least. I don?t know about the other Ponant cruises, though.
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> Stephen Ambrose
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> Ryde, NSW
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> From: Birding-Aus <
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> To: Carl Clifford <
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> Cc: Chris Lloyd <
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ponant Cruises
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> If I got one of these emails i?d Reply and ask to see the bird list for each of their cruises.
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> John Leonard
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> On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 at 14:33 Carl Clifford < carlsclifford@gmail.com carlsclifford@gmail.com> > wrote:
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> Yes, I have received a few. I guess they bought your address as part of a job lot from a dealer. It is a not uncommon practice in the world of marketing. I find the Ponant emails rather unsettling, as I would never have cash to go on one.
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> On Monday, February 4, 2019, Chris Lloyd <
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> I have recently started receiving unsolicited email from this cruise company to an address I only use for private material. I am quite used to receiving such email on a commercial email address including numerous generous offers from various Nigerian agencies. I have asked the company where it got the email address but have not been overwhelmed with the response. Have others received such unsolicited material?
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> John Leonard
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> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 07:41:59 +1100
> From: Greg McLachlan < boombana@gmail.com>
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 2019 Sydney pelagic dates
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> Hi All,
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> The dates for pelagic trips running out of Sydney during 2019 are below.
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> Saturday 9 February 2019
> Saturday 9 March 2019
> Saturday 13 April 2019
> Saturday 11 May 2019
> Saturday 8 June 2019
> Saturday 13 July 2019
> Saturday 10 August 2019
> Saturday 14 September 2019
> Saturday 12 October 2019
> Saturday 9 November 2019
> Saturday 14 December 2019
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> Trip information, reports and booking details can be found on the web site.
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sydneypelagics.info
> Cheers,
> Greg McLachan
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> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 08:02:29 +1100
> From: Anne Brophy < annecbrophy@gmail.com>
> To: Stephen Ambrose <
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> Cc: calyptorhynchus <
calyptorhynchus@gmail.com>, Carl Clifford
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ponant Cruises
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> I receive emails from Ponant but I believe that?s my fault as I entered a competition to travel to the Antarctic with them…
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> They do advertise with glossy inserts in the SMH quite frequently!
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> Kind regards,
> Anne
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>> On 4 Feb 2019, at 15:53, Stephen Ambrose <
stephen@ambecol.com.au> wrote:
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>> Hi John,
>>
>> I?ve not received anything from Ponant either. But a friend of mine (not a birdwatcher) went on their Antarctic cruise about 3 years ago and there was an ornithologist on board who gave lectures and identified the birds they encountered, so they probably have a bird list for that cruise at least. I don?t know about the other Ponant cruises, though.
>>
>> Stephen Ambrose
>> Ryde, NSW
>>
>>
>> From: Birding-Aus <
birding-aus-bounces@birding-aus.org> On Behalf Of calyptorhynchus
>> Sent: 4 February 2019 3:25 PM
>> To: Carl Clifford <
carlsclifford@gmail.com>
>> Cc: Chris Lloyd <
chris.lloyd@wiyanga.com.au>; birding-aus@birding-aus.org
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ponant Cruises
>>
>> If I got one of these emails i?d Reply and ask to see the bird list for each of their cruises.
>>
>> John Leonard
>>
>> On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 at 14:33 Carl Clifford < carlsclifford@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, I have received a few. I guess they bought your address as part of a job lot from a dealer. It is a not uncommon practice in the world of marketing. I find the Ponant emails rather unsettling, as I would never have cash to go on one.
>>
>>
>> On Monday, February 4, 2019, Chris Lloyd <
chris.lloyd@wiyanga.com.au> wrote:
>> I have recently started receiving unsolicited email from this cruise company to an address I only use for private material. I am quite used to receiving such email on a commercial email address including numerous generous offers from various Nigerian agencies. I have asked the company where it got the email address but have not been overwhelmed with the response. Have others received such unsolicited material?
>>
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>> ?There is kinship between people and all animals. Such is the Law.? Kimberley lawmen (from Yorro Yorro)
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> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 09:12:38 +1030
> From: Peter Waanders < waanders.peter@gmail.com>
> To: Birding Aus <
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] last seats on 2019 tours (Advertisement)
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> Hi all,
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> Feel like boosting your life list this year? Or just great birding in
> out-of-the way places with like-minded people? We have only 1 or 2 seats
> left on the following 2019 tours:
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> – Grey Falcon/Letter-winged Kites, Sep
> – Six Grasswrens, Oct
> – Western SA splits, Nov.
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> Check our website for details or feel free to contact me any time!
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> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 00:17:27 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Kirri Hardy < neways34@yahoo.com.au>
> To: <
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] White-throated needletail
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> Hello
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> This is a message more specifically for Mike Tarburton for his records
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> About 8-10 WTNT’s (not many) were seen this morning flying above the road that leads towards Tyalgum/ out of Murwillumbah NSW
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> About 1Km from the Hare Krishna Community turn off
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> Kirri 😀
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> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 13:47:53 +1100
> From: Sandy Gilmore <
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> To:
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Australian Swiftlets in NSW
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> On Saturday 2nd February at 5.15 Eastern Summer Time between Goonengerry
> and Repentance Creek, north-eastern N.S.W., I looked vertically and saw
> about 100 Australian Swiftlets fly overhead about 30 metres above the
> ground, on a ridge with a mixture of orchard and pasture and adjoining
> slopes and gullies with regrowth rainforest. This appears to have been the
> tail end of what could have been a bigger flock.
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> At first glance I thought they were martins but their wing profiles and
> flight looked too swift like, and I then saw they were grey where martins
> would be blue. All were flying eastward with substantial gliding but
> occasionally one would spread its tail and slow rapidly as though catching
> an insect.
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> Half an hour earlier I had seen greyish white flashes when looking
> horizontally about 250 metres to the east of the sighting location, but,
> without my binoculars I had no idea what bird species they could have been,
> although the subsequent closer sighting suggests they may have been
> swiftlets.
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> It is tempting to speculate that the very wet conditions in north
> Queensland had driven them further south than usual.
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> Sandy Gilmore
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> Goonengerry, N.S.W. 2482
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