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Teale Britstra
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Attends Swinburne University of Technology
Lived in Brisbane, Australia
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Today's catch. Ninox Strenua - The Powerful Owl. Australia's largest nocturnal predator. I'm glad I'm not on the receiving end of those talons! (The "Why have you disturbed me?" glare is bad enough ;-) )
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I had some great feedback on my recent pic of a Pacific Baza, so I entered in a competition. Wish me luck :)
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A few more pics from yesterday's walk in the (mostly) rain.
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+Budni kaweesha Thanks :)
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A few shots from a visit to Tygum Lagoon this morning. Cloudy conditions, but co-operative subjects :-)
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Some newspapers need to be two-ply.
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A few of my pics from a trip to Eagleby Wetlands yesterday.
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It's interesting to see the difference in public comments to articles about the Pluto fly-by from different media sources. While they are generally positive, every now and then a particular outlet's comments are filled with negativity ("What a waste", etc.). I'm not sure if that says something about the media source, or its audience, or both.
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Yep. Gone are those cold-war days of 4% funding! 
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It seems the local Egrets and Herons are starting to spruce themselves up for the opposite gender..
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Seems I have a picture published in Australian sky and telescope! 
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I had a very good day today. A little wet, but many "close encounters of the bird kind". I haven't had a chance to edit the pics yet, but here's a teaser (probably the best pic). It's a Pacific Baza (crested hawk) that flew in and landed in a branch right above me, then proceeded to adopt an odd (but gorgeous) pose to dry off after the rain. What a stunning bird of prey.

I'll get to the other pics tomorrow I hope :)
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wow  nice
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The Global Star Party YouTube channel - bringing you live views of space every week! Go and check out some of the previous shows, and be sure to subscribe to receive notification of upcoming events!
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  • Swinburne University of Technology
    Master of Science (Astronomy), 2011 - present
  • Griffith University
    Bachelor of Psychological Science, 2004 - 2011
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Google suggested I write a small introduction here so that people are sure they have found the correct "Teale Britstra" - though I'm not totally convinced that it's necessary (there can't be too many people with this name!) ;-)

I'm currently studying a coursework Master of Science (Astronomy) degree, and also trying to convince people to become more engaged in this fascinating science (and science in general).
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Astronomy student involved with various public outreach programs
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    Astronomy Outreach, 2012 - present
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