Summer breeding Banded Lapwings

I came across of a family of Banded Lapwings in a paddock near Avalon Airport and the WTP consisting of two adults and two half grown young indicating a late January laying date. This is about 6 months off the peak August laying period in "temperate" parts of Australia. HANZAB indicates 1 Vic record . . . → Read More: Summer breeding Banded Lapwings

12 gram warblers with a 20,000 km annual migration

see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190319121817.htm

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John Young and the Night Parrot

Management plans to bring the Night Parrot back from the brink will need to be revamped and the birding community is set to be deeply divided after Australia's biggest private conservation group controversially dismissed a raft of records of the critically endangered bird claimed by north Queensland naturalist John Young.

More . . . → Read More: John Young and the Night Parrot

Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 65, Issue 13

The Arid Lands is a great spot for birds, native plants, ( including a small nursery ) plus cafe/coffee shop and giftshop. We always drop in en route to the North, nowadays usually for coffee.

Some years ago we found, among others, REDTHROAT there after dipping elsewhere, ELEGANT PARROT, and at the Northern end of . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 65, Issue 13

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens | eBird Hotspots | eBird

Bill.

Here’s the ebird hotspot list for the above.

Cheers, Sue

ebird.org/hotspot/L923970

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Port Augusta Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

Hi people, Bill here

I’m going to Lake Acraman (er, in South Australia) soon, and I’ll be driving through Port Augusta on about the 12th of April, and maybe staying the night there.

I’ve heard that there’s a good park there for birds: the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens.

Can anyone tell me anything about . . . → Read More: Port Augusta Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

Grey Butcherbird kills spotted dove

I had the miserable experience of coming upon a Little Raven in the midst of killing and eating a very young Greylag gosling. So much yellow down strewn about on the ground, I mistook it for fur from a weird possum. Death by pecking; memorably horrid. The raven took it away to feed its . . . → Read More: Grey Butcherbird kills spotted dove

Grey Butcherbird and Singing Canary

Last summer a Grey Butcherbird bit off one leg of our Canary after squeezing in between the cage and it’s protective screen, then strangled trying to get out. The Canary kept singing after a week or two, adapted well and now hops and flaps around on one foot as if nothing had happened. Stopped . . . → Read More: Grey Butcherbird and Singing Canary

Grey Butcherbird kills Spotted Dove

At about 7.15 yesterday evening I walked out my  front door. A male Grey Butcherbird flew up from the drive and perched on the fence. I found it had been feeding on a Spotted Dove. The Dove’s head was missing and the breast had been eaten. The innards had been eaten out from inside . . . → Read More: Grey Butcherbird kills Spotted Dove

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