Pesticides

Dear Rob,

The strawberry story and its corollary with other fruit and veg is one of the worst things I have ever heard, and along with the Council’s unconscionable brushing it under the table is depressing to say the least.

Where I am in Isolation on the Central Coast at present my IPhone . . . → Read More: Pesticides

Morgan Conservation Park

A relatively rare post from South Australia – this time on Morgan Conservation Park. Roly Lloyd & I have been going to Morgan a few times per year for 20+ years as it was a brilliant place for birds. During the last major drought, the wetlands which includes several ha of open water beside the . . . → Read More: Morgan Conservation Park

WtGw

Gooday all

 

Has anyone had or know of any success seeing the White-throated Grasswren recently. Please respond via my email.

 

Thanks

 

Greg Little

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bird obs please

Gooday all

 

Recently Judy and I received approval from the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) to start a study of the annual migration of honeyeaters and other passerines through the Hunter. Our aim is to find out where they come from and where they go to, and if . . . → Read More: bird obs please

Harding Dam Mystery Bird

Hi All, Well, restrictions are easing for some of us and that is welcome. The last mystery bird was indeed a White-breasted Whistler although I never heard one of them whistle. This week we have either one bird or maybe two different birds that I saw from time to time below the dam wall . . . → Read More: Harding Dam Mystery Bird

Insecticides

from The Guardian about 2 years ago

 

abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.

Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it was known that some . . . → Read More: Insecticides

Insecticides

from The Guardian about 2 years ago

 

abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.

Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it was known that some . . . → Read More: Insecticides

Insecticides

After an ornithologically sterile month traversing California, a creeping realisation that Mulgoa Valley, once seething with small birds now has far fewer, ditto Avoca on the NSW Central Coast, the penny dropped.

INSECTICIDES. are wiping out the base of the food chain in built up and semi rural areas.

Not just . . . → Read More: Insecticides

A Redwing conundrum

A Redwing conundrum; how do they manage that? Yes, we had snow all day on Friday, but that may well have been the last heavy snowfall of this spring (and time too!), and today was quite pleasant, partly sunny and +4*C. More birdsong too. I had not planned to mail again already now (it . . . → Read More: A Redwing conundrum

From Birding-Aus

​No spring yet in Tromsø, but maybe soon When I was a graduate student back in summer 1962 (time flies) I took part in a museum expedition to Galicia in NW Spain. One of the leaders was the geologist Dr Mabesone, who was of a somewhat hesitant nature. And soon he was generally known . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus