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Category: water birds

Australia 9

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 […]

Australia 8

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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Back in the Bush Birding – Oatley Park Reserve

While we continue in lock-down and the 5 km radius rule, we recently realized it also included our favorite local park Oatley Park Reserve. On previous walks here in the past few weeks there was hardly anything worth reporting, however, on our walks last weekend we were surprised to find a hive of activity, as my post will uncover. To start with, as I walked along the track where usually we would see many birds, it was very quiet, for many migrating birds had not returned this Spring, possibly due to the millions of birds lost in the fire storms down south last Summer which normally migrate here for the warmer weather. As I walked along I said to God, […]