14 comments on “Bush n Beach Birds – No Look, No See

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post. I especially loved the part about the Bar Tailed Godwit. This bird is what got me hooked on bird watching when I was a young teenager holidaying with family in Jervis Bay NSW. I was mesmerised watching a few of them along the beach and wanted to know more about them. My Dad then bought me a bird identification book when he next went into Nowra for groceries and since then I have always been looking up. 🙂

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    • Thats great Sue, I always love to hear how people get into birding. The Godwit is one of my favourites also., I think because I see it as a very humble bird, and yet it it rates worlds longest endurer in flight. Have a great Australia Day:-)

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  2. Wonderful post again! So many amazing and beautiful birds presented. I’m happy your grandson got a nice birding experience finding and seeing so many different species. And the crab march made me smile 😀 Thank you my friend.

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    • Thanks so much for your most appreciative comment Tiny! It was a truly wonderful weekend for us both. I guess the snowstorm in the north has not affected you there in Florida? It has been making big news here. The crabs make me smile also. Have a great week Tiny:-)

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  3. I absolutely love seeing your posts and all the birds you have that we don’t! So many wonderful captures, and I loved the crab march. I’m usually the one so fascinated with the sighting of a bird or animal while others are going about their business, missing the opportunity to watch one of God’s creation of nature busy at work. What a great time you and your grandson will have on future bird outings now, and he is so lucky to have such an expert to learn from! 🙂

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  4. That was great your grandson got into birding and had the teenager take you around. It is encouraging having someone near their age to start an interest for them. You photos are wonderful. I agree “we don’t see them if we are not looking for them.” So important to be observant, but also to learn where to look.

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    • Thanks Donna, yes it was a great weekend for my grandson and us, his mother has shown a picture of him playing Scrabble on Facebook, as we got him into this board game, and it has been a hit for him, much better than impersonal technical stuff:-)

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  5. Love this post! The part about your grandson getting into birding is heartwarming. It’s amazing that godwirs can fly non-stop for eight days! Wow!

    Sometimes we hear news of birds stopping over in the Philippines on their way down south. Would you know what birds those are?

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    • Hi Myra, most of the migratory waders and shorebirds fly via Asia both to and from Australia and New Zealand, but as far as I know it is only the Godwits that do the amazing trip southward over the Pacific Ocean. They will return via Asia and eat more frequently. There are many waders which come past the Philippinesand Asian countries, and many are becoming or already endangered, because the wetlands and mudflats where they get their food are being reclaimed for human development. Also many of the Asians trap and kill the birds for food. Birdlife International is trying to stop this. Some species are almost extinct. Richest Blessings:-)

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