Peregrine

Hi all,

New bird for my home list today.

Sitting on my verandah reading the paper at Como, NSW (151,04E, 34,00S), I heard a ‘miner’ commotion and looked up to see a peregrine cruise past and perch in a gum about 20m away. Great views for 10 mins.

First time . . . → Read More: Peregrine

Happy New Year at Bay Road Heathland on Saturday (12/1_)

Dear Bay Roaders

Hope you had an enjoyable festive season. I wonder what the rain has done to the Sanctuary? If it’s like our garden the weeds will be flourishing. Our Action Plan includes tackling the grasses and also woody weeds (muscle needed!). There may also be some seeds to be collected. It . . . → Read More: Happy New Year at Bay Road Heathland on Saturday (12/1_)

Tawny crowned honeyeater Tasmania

Hi I’m heading to Tasmania in early February for work and will have a few days spare. I’ve been fortunate to have seen all the endemics on previous trips however I’ve never seen a tawny crowned honeyeater anywhere. Can anyone suggest best location in Tasmania to see this bird? South Bruny? Thanks

Sent from . . . → Read More: Tawny crowned honeyeater Tasmania

Red Goshawk/ Cape York

Thanks to all those closer to this topic for their postings.

The information (” if correct”) that 380000 hectares of Cape York Peninsula is being strip-mined by Rio Tinto, and the ariel pics, in the blog referenced on Birding-aus, is upsetting to say the least. Saving a nesting tree in the middle of it all . . . → Read More: Red Goshawk/ Cape York

Vanuatu

Happy New Year everyone

I’ve been very quiet on this forum for a while and I’ve done very little birding, mostly because I’ve been going through the process of packing up my home in Victoria and relocating to Brisbane. I’ve settled into an apartment – an unfamiliar setting with no yard and fairly limited potential . . . → Read More: Vanuatu

Red Goshawk nest tree pruned as endangered bird flies vast distance

Bill Stent should have read the blog post concerned before asking for his "evidence": http://sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com/2019/01/red-goshawk-nest-tree-pruned-as.html 1. An arborist was hired to lop the limbs off the tree. 2. The bird was sitting on eggs at the time the tree was lopped. Presumably it would have not remained sitting on the nest while the lopping . . . → Read More: Red Goshawk nest tree pruned as endangered bird flies vast distance

Red Goshawk nest tree pruned as endangered bird flies vast distance

Queensland Government officers studying the endangered Red Goshawk on Cape York lopped the limbs off a nesting tree while a bird was sitting on eggs to improve photographic opportunities. The claim was made as it was revealed radio-tracking has demonstrated that the Red Goshawk will fly considerable distances and across large bodies of . . . → Read More: Red Goshawk nest tree pruned as endangered bird flies vast distance

Citrine Wagtail

Is anyone from Melbourne considering a trip to Whyalla to see the Citrine Wagtail?

 

I’m very interested in going, but I’d like a companion.  I thought of flying to Adelaide,  hiring a car, staying the night in Whyalla and returning the next day. 

 

I missed the . . . → Read More: Citrine Wagtail

Vanguard telescope

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bill Stent <billstent@gmail.com>Date: 4 January 2019 at 5:47:51 pm AEDTTo: Paul Doyle <paulodoyle@optusnet.com.au>Cc: birding-aus NEW <birding-aus@birding-aus.org>Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Vanguard telescope

Paul We do sell them here, the HD82A, with a 20-60 eyepiece. We don’t have one in stock, you’ll have to wait until Wednesday or so.  Come  in and you . . . → Read More: Vanguard telescope

Big Thanks

A big thank you to the people who took the time to give me some tips on where to find birds etc during my

two weeks in Anglesea, your advice was certainly appreciated.

 

Special thanks to Greg Buzza who came down from Melbourne to show us around the Western . . . → Read More: Big Thanks