Little Ravens chase and kill Sharp-tailed Sandpiper today at WTP

Several years ago up on the Kalakoopa Creek south Simpson, I watched an Australian Raven chase and kill a Blue Bonnet, the Ravens had young in a nest and it appeared that the blue Bonnets were a common source of food, going by the heaps of feathers, and Blue Bonnets in the area with no . . . → Read More: Little Ravens chase and kill Sharp-tailed Sandpiper today at WTP

Birding In India

Hi all. I’m after ideas on birding in Northern India in the New Year. We would have 3 weeks available. Flying into New Delhi. So far we have Keoladeo Ghana NP & Ranthambhore NP on our list. We would possibly have a driver or a combination of driver & train travel. I have been to . . . → Read More: Birding In India

National Twitchathon this weekend

Hi all, The BirdLife Australia Twitchathon is happening this weekend. Across the country teams will be competing in different race formats in an effort to find as many species of birds as possible and to raise money for various conservation projects. Teams will be competing against each other in their own states, with a . . . → Read More: National Twitchathon this weekend

Trespassing

For anybody who intends to check out the Orange Chats that have been observed at Jamberoo, near Kiama please remain on the bike/walking track and *DO NOT* trespass onto the farmers fields. One of our members caught a Birder from Sydney who was walking in the paddocks searching for the birds, the land on either . . . → Read More: Trespassing

Tourism Opportunities that Support Threatened Species – presentation on the Baby Dreaming tourism project

I shall be giving a presentation in town next Monday. The details are below. I don’t know what time I’ll be speaking yet.

I’ll be talking about the Baby Dreaming Tourism Project and the sharing economy, what it could mean for Aboriginal people on outstations and the natural environment, and secondly, for the economy . . . → Read More: Tourism Opportunities that Support Threatened Species – presentation on the Baby Dreaming tourism project

Evolutionary impact of feeders seen in Great Tits

see www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/10/20/birds-might-be-evolving-to-eat-from-bird-feeders-study-says/

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Little Ravens chase and kill Sharp-tailed Sandpiper today at WTP

Today I watched a prolonged chase of a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (I believe – it was moving fast) by two Little Ravens, near Beach Rd boat ramp at Western Treatment Plant. We didn’t see the start, and we don’t know why this sandpiper was chosen from a huge number of waders in the area. The ravens . . . → Read More: Little Ravens chase and kill Sharp-tailed Sandpiper today at WTP

Can anyone help again to identify this bird

Superb Wren fledgling

Male and female feeding a very large and very loud fledgling. I thought it was a cuckoo at first. At least it survived the recent heavy but short lived showers in this Sydney inner-west location.

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Azure Kingfisher courtship behavious

in recent months we have been witnessing what we believe is previously unrecorded/unpublished courtship behaviour by our resident Azure Kingfishers here at the Daintree River.

as well as the usual wing spreading and wing shivering undertaken by the presumed male, we are seeing that it postures in such a way so that the buffy-white neck . . . → Read More: Azure Kingfisher courtship behavious