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Backyard Birds – Summer Delights

Backyard birding daily brings us enjoyable encounters, be they from the birdbaths, the TV aerial next door or our Bottlebrush and Frangipani trees, all of which are viewed from our enclosed courtyard, where we often have birds come and visit, even while we entertain guests, which adds an even more enjoyable experience shared. Yesterday I watched as Butch our alpha […]

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Lovely Leeton – Fivebough Wetlands

Last Monday, while staying in Wagga Wagga, my wife and I took a day-trip to the Fivebough International Ramsar listed Wetlands near the country town of Leeton, which is known for its delicious stone fruit and Leetona cannery, established by the early Italian immigrants in 1914. It was hot Summers day, and sadly not the best time to visit this […]

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Juvenile Birds Out-n-About – Lake Wollumboola

Last Monday I decided it was time to do my annual 2.5 hour drive to the Threatened Species Habitat of Lake Wollumboola, at Culburra Beach down the south coast from Sydney, to see what waders were present, before they prepare to return to the Alaska and Siberia next month. We missed out last year due to Covid restrictions. The recent […]

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Freedom at Last – But Too Wet to Bird

Having finally come out of over 3 months lock-down here in Sydney, my wife and I decided to celebrate with a breakfast at our local National Park cafe, which we had missed for so long. Sadly, it was raining, as it had been several days now, but we sat outside under cover in the cool breeze enjoying the moment and […]

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Breed’n Seas’n – Nestings-A-Go !

We have finally arrived at our first day of transitioning out of lock-down here in Sydney, where many have already been out since midnight shopping and celebrating after our 106 days of confinement and restrictions, though many still apply, as we are not yet permitted to leave the Sydney region for our planned holiday. Meanwhile the birds have been unaffected […]