Red Goshawk nesting observations

On 21st May I was lucky enough to observe a male Red Goshawk starting to build a nest in the Lilyvale Rd area, between Musgrave and Lakefield National Park, Cape York. This area is well-known for the nesting of this species. The following observations were made over a two hour period starting 7.30am. Only the . . . → Read More: Red Goshawk nesting observations

RFI Rufous Owl Darwin Botanical Gardens

Hi all, does anyone know if the Rufous Owl is still around in the Darwin Botanic Gardens, and if so, where exactly is it usually? I will be there on Saturday and wouldn’t mind having a crack at this one!! Any info appreciated,

Cheers, Helga Kieskamp

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Chestnut Teal in Mulgoa.

There was a pair of Chestnut Teal on a small dam, in the rain, here in Mulgoa Valley this afternoon. Never recorded here before by me in 25 years.

The were fairly tame, like those in Avoca Lakes Central Coast and Pearl Beach NR, where they are habituated to humans, allowed approach to about 10m. . . . → Read More: Chestnut Teal in Mulgoa.

Regent Honeyeater Field Officer

Hi

Does anyone know if there is still a field officer, I remember a long time ago when David Geering monitored the Capertee Valley for nesting and tracking the success of the population, but I do not know if he was the last and if so when he finished.

Cheers Chris

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Caneland Subdivisions Threaten Rare Birds

See the latest progress Greg Roberts has made in this: sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/media-coverage-today-following-my.html?m=1

Remarkably quick, this time, if it’s effective.

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Sunshine Coast Pelagic August 27

The response to our inaugural Sunshine Coast pelagic trip with the big new boat, the 55ft *Crusader 1*, on Sunday July 30 was so vigorous that all 23 spots were filled within a few hours of the announcement.

Although the July 30 charter is intended as a trial, I have every confidence it will be . . . → Read More: Sunshine Coast Pelagic August 27

Magpies

The black- backed magpies come well down into Victoria. Coming south from Ouyen they are bb until about Avoca; and all around Beechworth too. I think white-backs take over between Bendigo and Ballarat. Stephen

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When is a Magpie Black or White-backed?

Received yesterday The Australian Bird Guide. Pre-ordered from CSIRO. Only 3 weeks after the local bookshop had it in and we live in inner Sydney. So I’m a bit late to the book review party

Anyway to get used to how the guide worked I looked up a very common local bird. Well one I . . . → Read More: When is a Magpie Black or White-backed?

Oryx, Wingspan and ABA Birding,

I have some long series of the above magazines that I no longer require, and would be happy to donate to any institution or individual who could use them. Oryx runs from much of the 1990’s to date, ABA Birding from 1990-2005, and Wingspan for much of these timespans with odd issues missing. If you . . . → Read More: Oryx, Wingspan and ABA Birding,

Bustards

When we were living 135km east of Esperance, north of Cape Arid and west of Israelite Bay, we regularly used to see bustards in the paddocks. I am not surprised that they have been reported near Eyre Bird Observatory. Ann Millard

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