**WANTED** Canon Camera Lens EF 400mmf/5.6 L USM

Hello to everyone!!

 

Unfortunately my trusty Canon lens has reached a sad state of non-repair – or at least the repair bill quoted by Canon is totally cost prohibitive!!

 

So I need your help PLEASE:

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Starlings

Interesting Geoff,

Tassie could be their ultimate outpost! Despite the reports, oversell numbest in Sydney have visibly declined. No one is actually counting as far as I know.

Population Theory include boom:/bust scenarios, particularly in introduced situations. The European decline will ultimately derive from human activity I suspect.

Best

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Starlings

Still plenty from Ceduna to Port Augusta in SA – even took a pic or 2 at Fowlers Bay. Always think I’m back in civilisation (a misnomer of course), when I see them coming back across the Nullabor!

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Starling scarcity.

Maybe Avian Coronavirus ?

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Starlings

Hi everyone,

Where have all the European Starlings gone. ? Once were thousands in Sydney, none. seen for a few years around Penrith, Springwood or elsewhere. Zero.

? Disease, Have I missed something ?

Their absence not a regret , just a mystery.

TIA

Michael Sent from my iPhone

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WTNT Report for 2019/20

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) Report for 2019/20 Season.

This season there were 4681 reports sent in, or published where I could find them. This is significantly more than last year, even after I have gone through and deleted the many duplicate reports that it appears to be fashionable to make! Unfortunately, . . . → Read More: WTNT Report for 2019/20

Sea Eagle Hatch

Sydney Sea Eagles first chick has hatched at 9:03 this morning 40 days after lay.  With delayed incubation we expect the second to hatch in a day or two.  Live view at  Sea-EagleCAM Live Video & Chat

Sea-EagleCAM Live Video & Chat

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border incidents: swimming shorebirds, the case of the Spotted Redshank

Hi Wim, I live in BC, Canada. I have seen yellowlegs swimming. Off-hand I don’t recall whether they were Greater or Lesser, but I have seen the behaviour a number of times. I do recall that on at least one occasion it seemed to be just a way of getting from A to B . . . → Read More: border incidents: swimming shorebirds, the case of the Spotted Redshank

border incidents: swimming shorebirds, the case of the Spotted Redshank

Border incidents: swimming shorebirds; the case of the Spotted Redshank ​Shorebirds do what their name implies; they generally keep to the shore. There are a few exceptions our Pied Avocets swim well and often, and of course the phalaropes have taken this trend all the way: they obtain most of their food swimming in . . . → Read More: border incidents: swimming shorebirds, the case of the Spotted Redshank

Banded Pacific Gulls

Amazing what you find when going through old photos… a banded Pacific Gull most likely photographed on the foreshore at Welshpool back in 2011. https://www.ararelitus.com/birds-1 And Pacific Gulls are one of my favourites and we have them as regulars along the southern beaches of Adelaide. Not in great numbers but causing along most days. Chris . . . → Read More: Banded Pacific Gulls