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

Dancing to the Cockatoo Rock

An interesting story about a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo that choreographs his own dance moves

see www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/08/cockatoo-choreographs-his-own-dance-moves-researchers-believe

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Troms

Thanks for the concise bird guide Willem.

Where is Troms When is best time to go for birds How do we get there from Sydney. Are your related to Darth.

See You.

Michael

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indigenous folklore or names for letter-winged kite

Hey all, I am buffing the wikipedia page on this critter. But for a critter that lives across the outback, I've not seen much in the way of indigenous names or folklore. Does anyone recall reading or encountering anything about it? PS: Wikipedia has few good images of it. A donation of a photo would . . . → Read More: indigenous folklore or names for letter-winged kite

From Birding-Aus

I am very sorry for earlier sending this piece in an inappropriate way; I had lost the internet at home, and clearly improvised in the wrong way. I hope this now arrives safely.

Wim

Winter birds in Tromsø, N. . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus

White-throated Needletails

Hi Mike et al.

 

Two WTNTs observed flying low (about 20 m) over our home in Ryde, NSW at 1615 hrs today.  Heading in a northerly direction. Obviously late departures. Not sure if there were any more WTNTs, these two birds were seen just as I walked out the front . . . → Read More: White-throated Needletails

Seabird numbers declining

Interesting reading.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/twitchers-have-a-treasure-trove-of-data-to-aid-seabirds-as-numbers-drop-20190625-p5212g.html

 

Roger Giller.

Field guide dragonflies

Hi all, it might be a little bit off topic but could anyone recommend a field guide to the dragonflies of Australia? Many thanks, Jan