Up here on the Gold Coast I have been photographing a colony of Egrets from across the water to a small island, the rookery consists of Eastern Great Egrets, Plumed Egrets , Little Egrets and now many Eastern Cattle Egrets have moved in.

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Thanks to all who replied so quickly to my query

Additional images from the finder in Sydney confirm a male Painted Quail


Once plumage settled it was much clearer that it was an adult.

Just an additional record of the species turning up in unusual locations this year.


Bird has been released in suitable habitat.

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Rescued from a swimming pool and cat at St Ives in Sydney

Any bids on ID?


Graeme Stevens




Super Magpie Families

Alongside the Mangalore Flora Reserve in northern Victoria was a large bunch of Magpies… unusual… or maybe not… I’d be interested in your experiences of similar events…

Chris Shaw +61 409 675912

After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box. – Italian proverb

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