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Category: Rainforests

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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 […]

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Winter in the West – The Yellow Thornbill

Last weekend my wife and I drove to the little country town of Dungog at the southern foot of the Barrington Mountains, about 220 km north-west of Sydney for a special booksigning Saturday morning arranged and sponsored by one of my current best book-selling shops Sassafras Dungog. It was a great success and a most enjoyable morning meeting the locals, […]

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Challenging Canopy Capers- The Little Lorikeet

Another beautiful still, warm, crisp, Autumn afternoon, so my wife and I made our way again to Mt Annan’s Australian Botanic Gardens in search of the elusive endangered Swift Parrot, as well as the very elusive Little Lorrikeet, which due to both its small size, green plumage and always feeding deep inside the very high eucalypt canopy away from the […]

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Autumn Birthday Birding – Lake Albert

Last weekend my wife and I drove to Wagga Wagga to celebrate her birthday with her siblings who had congregated there, and catch up with extended family. As most of you are aware her sister lives on Lake Albert where we often go birding on our visits, for western birds not common to our area, of which there are few, […]

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The Bird That Makes Me Smile – The Butcherbird

As Aussiebirder I often get asked “What is your favorite bird?” and many get surprised when I tell them it is the Butcherbird. They become even more curious when they immediately go looking for it in my book and discover it was not included. Many of you who follow my blog know how my resident Butcherbird family, headed by Butch, […]

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A Weekend Away – Anniversary Birding

Last weekend my wife and I spent a few days in the Newcastle area to celebrate our wedding anniversary and have some birding time together, as well as birding time out walking and birding with my eldest son and his boys. One of the places we love to visit when there is the Walka Water Works near Maitland which seldom […]