NPR.org – Wisdom The Albatross, World’s Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg

Just for interest.

 

Subject: NPR.org – Wisdom The Albatross, World’s Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg

 

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The developer, the whistleblower and the minister

More on Toondah Harbour.

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-09/the-developer-the-whistleblower-and-the-minister-toondah-harbour/10487806?pfmredir=sm&user_id=fa5f4779a3c304ed3693a3d0472b07f5f013a5c2443fe2e95e48dfaf785b6a0d

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~ 10 WT Needletails circling Mt Gravatt [SEQ] between 10:30 and 11:00 today

Not sure if it was a guest appearance or whether they are hanging around SEQ for a while. Does anyone know if WTNT are sensitive to the heatwave conditions that have been gripping northern Australia and how they they would be influenced by the cyclonic system heading towards the Qld coast.

Regards, Laurie

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Par Avion loses aircraft enroute to Melaleuca

It appears that it was going to collect passengers and only the pilot was lost.

see www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-09/wreckage-of-missing-plane-found-in-tasmania/10597750

Given the weather was classed as poor at the time, it is strange that the pilot was taking the inland route [via the Arthur Range] rather than the coastal route.

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Fwd: amygdalin > hydrogen cyanide

I’m forwarding the message below because for some reason they’re not reaching the list server. Replies to the list or to Judith, please.

Peter Shute

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Each day a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is visiting an old peach tree in my garden. Since . . . → Read More: Fwd: amygdalin > hydrogen cyanide

Purple Heron Twitch

Hi all, Last week I was lucky enough to twitch the mega Purple Heron at Carnarvon as well as enjoy some great birding around Perth, Carnarvon, Geraldton and Mt. Magnet. After four epic days birding we (our trio of myself, Sue Taylor and Steve Reynolds) recorded over 150+ species as well as whack of other . . . → Read More: Purple Heron Twitch

Stewart Island NZ

Hi there Just another quick question

My family of 4 will be on Stewart Island in NZ in Beginning of January..

Does anyone know the best/comfortable/affordable place to stay there for two nights??

And any bird location info would be GREAT

THANKS KIrri 😊

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Kakapo

Hi all I know this is asking a bit much perhaps, and I’m probably asking a dumb question but…

We’ll be in the Sth Island NZ at beginning of Jan 2019 sometime, and we’ll be visiting Stewart Island for two nights…

DO they actually do a mini tour or whatever to possibly see a Kakapo… . . . → Read More: Kakapo

Snipe

Martin

Thanks for the info on Lathams (Japanese) Snipe, and your other posts.

The Snipe message is that, unlike Washington, Draining the Swamps of Canberra should be resisted to the very end, which may only be a matter of decades unless rational Homo saps. replace the Neanderthals controlling our worlds energy policies.

Cheers

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Latham’s Snipe Robe SA

Saw a number of Latham’s Snipe at Fox Lake Robe SA. Some surprised me in that they were right out in the open feeding on a sandbar. Even wading out till the water was up to their body. My experience is that they are usually much more reclusive.

Ken Grinter

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