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John Hutchison
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Pelican feeding chick
I have been
fortunate again this breeding season to assist Deb Sullivan, BirdLife Australia
Project Officer Gippsland Lakes, with monitoring Fairy and Little Terns and
Pelican breeding colonies on the Gippsland Lakes. For more
information and background on ...
Pelican feeding chick
Pelican feeding chick
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Crakes
Three of
Australia’s resident crakes are found in Victoria including East Gippsland.
They are the Australian Spotted Crake ( Porzana
fluminea ), Spotless Crake ( Zapornia
tabuensis ) and Baillon’s Crake ( Zapornia
pusilla ). (1) If you read
a number of bird...
Crakes
Crakes
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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo couple
Sulphur-crested
Cockatoos are probably our most well known Cockatoo. Their distribution coincides,
more or less, with Australia’s human population, though the SW WA birds were
introduced there. They are intelligent and hardy birds, even doing well in
captiv...
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo couple
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo couple
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Satin Bowerbirds 2018
In May 2016,
I featured a post on Satin Bowerbirds. Back then, these birds had maintained active
bowers, one at a time, in our garden for over ten years – you can see the post
here: http://avithera.blogspot.com/2016/05/satin-bowerbirds.html Now, over
two ye...
Satin Bowerbirds 2018
Satin Bowerbirds 2018
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Miscellaneous Birds - July 2018
Inevitably,
for various reasons, I hit periods with little or no photo subjects and material
for blog posts. Also, inevitably a miscellany of bird photos taken here and
there that do not fit into blog posts accumulate in my photo files. Now is such
a time, ...
Miscellaneous Birds - July 2018
Miscellaneous Birds - July 2018
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White-cheeked Honeyeaters
On a recent
trip, we found large numbers of White-cheeked Honeyeaters ( Phylidonyris niger ) along the NSW north coast especially where Coast
Banksia ( Banksia integrifolia ) were in
flower. The
Australian Bird Guide Menkhorst et al describes this species w...
White-cheeked Honeyeaters
White-cheeked Honeyeaters
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Lewin’s Rail
Regarding
the Lewin’s Rail, the Morcombe field guide states “ Secretive and difficult to sight even momentarily in the swamps where
it forages; tends to come into the open less than other rails .”. To my
delight I found a Lewin’s that contradicted the descr...
Lewin’s Rail
Lewin’s Rail
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Black-shouldered Kites mating
There are
many attractions, delights and rewards when spending time in the field with
bins and camera looking for birds and whatever else the natural world may
reveal on your walkabouts. However, I find one of the great pleasures of
birding is the fact that...
Black-shouldered Kites mating
Black-shouldered Kites mating
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Intermediate Egret
The name
Intermediate ( Egretta intermedia ) is
appropriate as the size of this egret is between the smaller Little ( Egretta garzetta ) and the larger Great
(Ardea alba). I recently found
an Intermediate Egret hunting in the Byron Wetlands – see my previou...
Intermediate Egret
Intermediate Egret
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Little Egrets
Little
Egrets are uncommon in East Gippsland and when seen are usually solitary.
Further north in Australia they are more abundant and can sometimes be found in
loose companies. We recently
found about twenty Little Egrets on the Brunswick River in far nort...
Little Egrets
Little Egrets
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