Blue,Black & White magpie

Blue,Black & White magpie

I’ve seen hundreds of Magpies but never seen that before! I just want to say that it’s really cool looking!

On Sun, 5 Dec 2021 22:05:15 +1100 Penny Brockman < penny@pennydb.org> wrote:

> > > > A friend send me this photo of a magpie with blue feathers. Has anyone > seen such a combination . . . → Read More: Blue,Black & White magpie

Blue,Black & White magpie

Biological control 2

Our intrusive Koel disappeared after we played Sarrowhawk calls every time. the Koel called,. The Koel stopped calling and presumably flew off after three or four minutes. Did return a day later but was silenced after one playing of the sparrowhawk call.

Otherwise plenty of birdlife, including two (? a pair) of Whipbirds, . . . → Read More: Biological control 2

Everyone Knows About Cuckoo’s

Do birds really accept Cuckoo’s parasitic behaviour magnanimously… I know one Willie who doesn’t approve… “everyone knows the deal is rotten”. https://www.ararelitus.com/blog/everyone-knows-about-cuckoos

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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SA's borders are opening next week! To celebrate, we've put on an extra departure of our 6 Grasswren tour in early Dec., the time of year when many Grasswrens are at their most active. Also good chances of Grey Falcon, Inland Dotterel, Gibberbird, Flock Bronzewing & many other mouth-watering outback birds! https://www.bellbirdtours.com/calendar/ Contact me directly . . . → Read More: SA borders opening: Special Grasswren tour departure – ADVERT

A job opportunity dealing with Black Cockatoo habitat assessments in SW Australia has just appeared on Seek

Don’t respond to me about this. It has nothing to do with me. I am just passing this on. Look it up on Seek if you are interested.

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Our client is an award-winning consulting firm that provides environmental science, landscape architecture, and spatial . . . → Read More: A job opportunity dealing with Black Cockatoo habitat assessments in SW Australia has just appeared on Seek

Egrets

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.

They are not disturbed by my presence as I’m . . . → Read More: Egrets

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