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Category: Royal National park

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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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Meet the Family – The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Last Tuesday on a beautiful Autumn day I travelled north to  winery areas behind Newcastle, our state’s second largest city, not to taste wine, but in search of several rare and endangered birds, including the Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot. To my disappointment, I did not see any birds to photograph, but a small flock of Swift Parrot flew off […]

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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, […]