19 comments on “Touring Northern NSW for Australia’s Tallest Birds

    • Thanks Donna, yes there is great similarity between the two
      Birds, also with our Sarus Crane. It is beautiful the way the light
      illuminates the tail feathers of the Sea Eagle.

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    • Thanks BJ, yes we are blessed with quite a number of birds with beautiful iridescent sheens on their plumage. True the Sandhill Cranes I have seen on the blogs of my American friends do look like the Brolga and the Sarus Crane.

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  1. Another enjoyable post Ashley, loved all your photos. I remember seeing my first wild emus when on a bus trip from Broken Hill many years ago, a flock ran out across the highway just in front of the coach. And when we travel to Narrabri to visit family, we almost always see quite a few emus and even chicks along the roadside of the Cunningham Hwy between Inglewood and Yelarbon, so if you’re ever out that way, keep your eyes peeled for them. 🙂

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  2. Awesome sight of the Brolga, and a lovely piece of video as a keepsake

    We have a few pair that frequent the Western Treatment Plant, and last year at the height of bad weather, storms, rain and biting cold wind, they set up a nest in the middle of one of the ponds and were able to hatch two young. Sad to say they lost one pretty early, but last we saw the other was well grown and only a few weeks from flight.

    I have an elderly friend from the Geelong area and when she was a small child on the way to school they were in large numbers in the paddocks along the road. As she tells it, she thought they were just normal in the area. Not any more.

    Have a great weekend, I’ll probably watch the vid at least 10 times more. 🙂

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    • Thanks David, it is always interesting to know what it use to be like before we wrecked it. This was the same for the Magpie Goose and Regent Honeyeater, among but a few, which use to be all over the southern states, but are scarcely found. Thankfully attempts to repopulate are under way, but we may be too late for the honeyeate, though the Hunter Wetlands centre is doing a great job breeding the Magpie Goose.

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  3. A very educative post, Ashley. The tall birds are truly interesting. I had never heard of the Jaribu or the Brolga. And the Emu is truly huge 😊. And you have this one special Ibis too. I wish you a wonderful and healthy weekend.

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    • Thanks Tiny, they were wonderful finds for us. These birds use to be in large numbers in our state many years ago in early European settlement, but man’s progress has caused regress for the birds, as they are very man fearful, and may have been hunted for food also.

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