Silvereyes

Over the past few weeks on the NSW south coast, Ulladulla, for the first time I can remember we have had small to large flocks of Silvereyes that are foraging everywhere, in bushes, on the grass, on the beach, under salt marsh samphire, along fences etc. There were the Tassy forms at first and now . . . → Read More: Silvereyes

autumn walks in Odijk

AUTUMN WALKS IN ODIJK, NETHERLANDS

I am in Holland for two weeks, in Odijk, the village near Utrecht where my LAT partner Riet lives. This village is bordered on 3 sides by the Kromme (=curvy) Rhine, now a relatively minor river through low-lying fields. But it has an exalted history: some two thousand years ago . . . → Read More: autumn walks in Odijk

Yellow Chat

Our travelling trio are hoping to be in Katherine in a bit over a week. Assuming the Yellow Chats are still there, what is the situation on entry to the Water Treatment Works….and any hints where to look for the Chats please? Many thanks, John Hopkins P.S. when our trip is over, I’ll post a . . . → Read More: Yellow Chat

British Journals need new home

I have useful runs of two British publications which I would be pleased to donate to anyone who might be interested. They are as follows:-

IBIS (Quarterly Journal of the British Ornithologists Union) Vol. 111 (1969) complete to Vol. 128 (1986). Vol. 137 (1995), Vols. 139 (1997) to Vol. 141 (1999) Note that Vols 112-122 . . . → Read More: British Journals need new home

Capertee

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Flock Bronzewing

My wife and I (along with friend Elaine Cook), all from the UK, were birding last night at Pelican Point at the west end of the billabong on the south side of Birdsville town. Around 1730, we were very pleased to see 4 fly-by Flock Bronzewings but shortly afterwards the far end of the lake . . . → Read More: Flock Bronzewing

Re Red-lored Whistler

Dear All, I will be visiting Nombinnie NR shortly and Wish to request an RFI On RL Whistler. I noticed that a Male was sighted on 26th Sept. last. I would very much if anyone who has seen one this Spring could provide me with some specifics Thanks Milton Smith

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Koel

I heard my first Koel for Spring at Gorokan, NSW Central Coast, on Saturday.

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Advice Please – what should a visiting British birder do?

Hi Nick,

Surely there are many other factors involved in planning a trip other than birds. You have not indicated how much time (and money) you have in total and what is your means of travelling around. For example how much time have you allocated to the process of getting from one major location to . . . → Read More: Advice Please – what should a visiting British birder do?