Black-throated finch

Hi there… Just wondering if Mareeba wetlands is open? If so…is the BT Finch still found there most likely at this time of year??

Also I can’t look at Ebird right now so can’t check this info as I havnt loaded it to phone properly so don’t direct me there for info..

Just need some . . . → Read More: Black-throated finch

Strange Lyrebird behaviour (resend; previously sent to wrong addtess)

Hi Folks I think I have just been threatened by a lyrebird. I was collecting mulch at dusk (spotted gum bark at the base of a large spotted gum) in the bushed part of our property near Central Tilba (South Coast, NSW), when I was startled by a very loud call close that I . . . → Read More: Strange Lyrebird behaviour (resend; previously sent to wrong addtess)

RIP Rolf Jensen

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I just heard that well known Townsville and Cairns birder Rolf Jensen died in hospital in Cairns in April. He had been sick for some years with cancer of the jaw, but it was still a shock. He was originally from South Africa, worked a lot in . . . → Read More: RIP Rolf Jensen

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, June 27, 2022 to Sunday, July 3, 2022:

Area: SA

Location: Bool Lagoon Naracoorte

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) (1) Flame Robin male and female birds foraging on the ground on the track leading down to Hacks Lagoon.

Reported by: Winston Syson . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Ravens nest-building

Hi all,

I always assumed Ravens (and other stick-builders) just used twigs/branches they found lying around.

This morning I watched an Australian Raven making repeated trips to a jacaranda and breaking off twigs/small branches for use in it’s nest in a nearby gum tree.

It also visited a dead cheesetree . . . → Read More: Ravens nest-building

Habitats of Australia-help wanted with maps (kind of advertisment, but not really)

Hi Everyone, Seven long months after it was released in the USA and UK, the Habitats of the World: A Field Guide for Birders, Naturalists and Ecologists is now available in Australia. I am now working with a bunch of people around the world to make one for each continent. Phil Gregory and I are . . . → Read More: Habitats of Australia-help wanted with maps (kind of advertisment, but not really)

Last minute vacancy on Top End NT birding tour Aug ’22 (advertisement)

Hi all, Even though it's still a couple of months away, a last-minute vacancy for 1 person, or 2 people sharing a room, has arisen on our 7-day "Best of Top End birding tour", commencing in Darwin on 28 August 2022. We will be looking for the sought-after Gouldian finch, the rare Hooded Parrot, . . . → Read More: Last minute vacancy on Top End NT birding tour Aug ’22 (advertisement)

FW: Spring has sprung!

 

 

From: Wim Vader <wjm.vader@gmail.com&gt; Sent: tirsdag 7. juni 2022 13:10 To: Willem Jan Marinus Vader <wim.vader@uit.no&gt; Subject: Spring has sprung!

 

Spring has sprung in Tromsø

 

When my daughter Marit and I returned from our long weekend on Svalbard last Tuesday, Tromsø . . . → Read More: FW: Spring has sprung!

From Birding-Aus

There are four categories of bird found in Australia (mainland and Tas): 1. Vagrants; these are birds from outside the region and are found in ones and twos or small numbers and not regularly, they do not breed. 2. Winter visitors from northern hemisphere, mainly waders; these come here in our summer during the northern . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus

Sooty Oystercatchers at Beachport and Gaelic Folklore

Kelp is just seaweed right… not if you are just an Oystercatcher… https://www.ararelitus.com/blog/sooty-oystercatchers-at-penguin-island Regards Chris Shaw seashore@internode.on.net+61 409 675912www.ararelitus.comAfter the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.  – Italian proverb 

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