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

In my area I use generalized descriptions of the sites of unusual birds on
private property to try to avoid such a situation. That does at least keep
people out of the paddocks and gardens. If anyone desperately needs finer
detail they can ask me and their case for access will be considered in
discussion with the relevant landholder.

I heard from one landholder that birders spent some time driving up and
down a nearby road looking for some birds which bewildered me (and the
landholder) as I had said that the birds were not visible from the road. I
had thought it worth mentioning the presence of the birds as a general note
that they were in the area and other known sites should be checked.

I think this proved a comment made some years ago that “The problem with
making things idiot-proof is that they keep making bigger idiots.”

A. N Other Martin

Martin Butterfield
franmart.blogspot.com.au/

On 13 January 2018 at 08:27, Tony Russell < pratincole08@gmail.com> wrote:

> If it was my property I’d get the cops in. I know the place, been there a
> few times, but have never ventured into the driveway, it’s obviously
> private. If anyone knows who some of these trespassers are lets name them
> and shame them.
>
> On 12 January 2018 at 19:41, 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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