ONE RED-RUMPED SWALLOW with+/-20 Barn Swallows at Lower Daintree FNQ yesteday

But they don’t care. They have their tick.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, Denise Goodfellow < goodfellow@bigpond.com.au>
wrote:

> And the few who behave badly will spoil things for everyone. As happened
> at Leanyer Sewage Ponds in Darwin and with the Red Goshawk at Mataranka.
>
> Denise
>
> On 12 Jan 2018, at 6:41 pm, Carl Clifford <
carlsclifford@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > This doesn’t surprise me.
> >
> > On Friday, January 12, 2018, martin cachard <
mcachard@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> *** UNETHICAL BIRDERS STRIKE AGAIN !!!***
> >>
> >>
> >> hello all,
> >>
> >>
> >> there have been a number of briders since Sunday behaving VERY poorly at
> >> this site where the lone adult Red-rumped Swallow has been residing
> along
> >> with a minimum of 30-odd Barn Swallows.
> >>
> >>
> >> THIS MUST STOP… NOW please!!
> >>
> >>
> >> the resident who owns the property adjacent to and below the rig of
> >> powerlines has told me face to face last eveing while I was there at
> 5:30pm
> >> of some very disturbing, unethical and illegal displays of poor form.
> >>
> >>
> >> this even includes the culprits, who are DEFINITELY birders, walking the
> >> full 50 mtr length of his
> >>
> >> PRIVATE driveway without asking for his permission, just to get a
> ‘better’
> >> look.
> >>
> >>
> >> some of these individuals have parked themselves after such a walk
> within
> >> 5 mtrs of his home!!! some have even sat there and waited for the
> bird/s to
> >> show, often unsuccessful in seeing the red-rump…
> >>
> >>
> >> this is ILLEGAL activity and it’s called trespassing. PLEASE STOP IT !!!
> >>
> >>
> >> the best way to see these birds is to view them from the road side of
> the
> >> fenceline that runs parallel with Capt Cook Hwy, and to do this very
> early
> >> after sunrise, or after 5:15pm.
> >>
> >>
> >> more on this later…
> >>
> >>
> >> thank you,
> >>
> >>
> >> martin cachard,
> >>
> >> solar whisper wildlife cruises,
> >>
> >> daintree river.
> >>
> >>
> >> & trinity beach, cairns.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: Birding-Aus <
birding-aus-bounces@birding-aus.org> on behalf of
> >> martin cachard <
mcachard@hotmail.com>
> >> Sent: Friday, 5 January 2018 2:27 PM
> >> To:
birding-aus@birding-aus.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] ONE RED-RUMPED SWALLOW with+/-20 Barn
> Swallows
> >> at Lower Daintree FNQ yesteday
> >>
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> the lone Red-rumped Swallow is still here on the very same wires where I
> >> first found it on Thurs 21/12/17.
> >>
> >> I was checking out the site from 5:15pm-6pm yesterday, and it was nice
> to
> >> see it still there – I was beginning to think that it had moved on
> >> elsewhere having not seen it for about a week.
> >>
> >> Evidently, it’s been there the whole time, and I had just missed it, and
> >> it was most likely on the wing nearby at the other times this past week
> >> that I had checked for it.
> >>
> >> it seems very settled, and I would expect/hope it to stay there with the
> >> other swallows and martins for about another month.
> >> well, hopefully anyway!
> >>
> >> from memory, last season the 30+ Barn Swallows departed the Newell Beach
> >> site sometime mid-late Feb, so hopefully a similar departure date may
> occur
> >> again this season with the Barns, and the Red-rump follows suite.
> >>
> >> well, hopefully…??!!
> >>
> >> I think it’s pretty likely these Barns would be the same individuals as
> >> last season, as regular checks of the 2017 Newell Beach site have still
> >> revealed no Barns at all.
> >>
> >> but having said that, now is about the time of January that we got the
> >> Barns arriving at Newell Beach last season, so who knows, maybe there is
> >> still more Barns (& hopefully, more Red-rumps too!!) to arrive in the
> >> coming days…
> >>
> >>
> >> last evening’s total swallow count perched on the wires at the site was:
> >> 1 Red-rump, adult;
> >> 14 Barn, adults, & imms/juvs;
> >> 4 Welcome, adults;
> >> 2 Tree Martin, adults;
> >> 19 Fairy Martin, adults, & juvs.
> >>
> >> cheers for now,
> >>
> >>
> >> martin cachard,
> >>
> >> solar whisper wildlife cruises,
> >> daintree river,
> >>
> >>
> >> & trinity beach, cairns
> >>


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