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Dave Williams
On 3/25/2021 at 9:51 AM, Soukous said:

It all looks so inviting :(

 

Doesn't it just!

Look at those anglers . There is an Osprey perched just a few metres away! 

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And so it begins....   1. Tawney Frogmouth 2/1/21, one from the Garden,  confusingly in the Chinese Tallow, a favoured perch   3/1/20 Melville Waters, Applecross.  This open r

Yesterday I joined the local Birdlife group for a Walk around the Canning River primarily for Bushbirds and Waterbirds. It was hot and very windy, so not ideal conditions. I guess we probably got mayb

Our next stop was Cheela Plains Station, you'd think on 188,000 hectares of land the birds would be numerous. Well they are, but also spread over such a vast area, with limited water sources. Also saw

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On 3/25/2021 at 6:36 PM, Galana said:

Interesting to see the Dolphin playing with what looked like a Lungfish. Was it feeding on it or do they do that for fun?

with Dolphins its a bit of  both, some serious hunting and I guess a lot of "play", teaching the youngins a few tricks. 

@Soukous@Dave Williams, I hope there's a bit of sun and opportunity to enjoy it coming your way soon.

 

Fine and sunny again on the weekend so I went down to Woodman Point groyne to see if I could find the last few to get the 100 up, otherwise it was going to be a nice day for a walk on the beach anyway.

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The Caspians were keeping to themselves on the seaweed, already counted

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The Crested Terns were resting and preening, already counted

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Then I spotted just one

97. Ruddy Turnstone, Woodman Point 27/3/21

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I met another birder who told me there was a big bait ball offshore which the birds were coming in and out from

99. Fleshfooted Shearwater

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He also told me another little Tern was around, Id also seen it registered on Bird. They'd flown out to sea just a while back, so the wait began for them to return to shore. In about half an hour, in they came, chattering away. They are uncommon locally and a lifer for me.

100. Roseate Tern

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Tdgraves

Well done on the century!

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Soukous

Great century. So many exciting species for us Europeans (oh sorry, we're not any more are we?:()

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xelas

Congratulations! #100 is what we all are looking to reach, sooner or later.

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Galana

Good to see you get a lifer.

Would it be ungallant of me to mention that perhaps you have yet to reach 100 as 98 seems to have gone missing in your count?

 

1 hour ago, Soukous said:

So many exciting species for us Europeans (oh sorry, we're not any more are we?:()

The British Isles have always been part of Europe as a simple fact of geography even after the landbridge was inundated 450,000,000 years ago. The fact that the majority of United Kingdom citizens democratically voted to leave a self styled European Trading Bloc does not change that, much as it seems to occupy the small minds of some quasi continental politicians who seem to equate "Europe" with a trading bloc of just 27 States. :rolleyes:

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Galana

Whatee?

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Soukous
13 minutes ago, Galana said:

Comments welcome. :)

 

well, my first comment is that you've posted in the wrong thread old chum :P

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elefromoz
20 hours ago, Galana said:

Would it be ungallant of me to mention that perhaps you have yet to reach 100 as 98 seems to have gone missing in your count?

oops!! Must have been the excitement/relief of hitting 100. Id hate to upset anyone, so much at stake...

98. Pied Cormorant, 27/3/21

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PeterHG

Congratulations on reaching #100 with that beautiful tern! 

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Zim Girl

Well done getting to 100!

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Kitsafari

I'm pretty sure you'll have a bird in reserve to fill that 98th slot, so Congrats on the 100th!

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TonyQ

100 brilliant! A real pleasure to follow the thread.

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Galana

Belated but well earned congratulations on getting the 100. I knew you would.

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Peter Connan

Congratulations on a well-earned century!

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shazdwn

Great sighting for your 100 bird, I’ve never seen one myself. Congratulations 

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Dave Williams

Well done on the ton! I can feel the warmth in your sunshine...ours is still cold most of the time!

 

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michael-ibk

Congratulations, well done getting to the first century. And with a lifer no less, very cool.😃

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Dave Williams

100 not out or so it seems! What have you been up to?

 

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elefromoz

Well @Dave Williams, as it happens, very little! After the excitement of getting to 100, I thought I’d just have a bit of a break. Think I just got a bit “flat” about not going anywhere. We ordered a new Car and Camper several months ago, I guess it’s the same issue world wide, another bit of Covid weirdness and OH couldn’t even take one for test drive as there wasn’t one in the showroom. Every car countrywide has sold and people are getting the craziest prices for second hand vehicles as buyers don’t want to wait months for a new one to be delivered. Same with caravans. Anyway, to cut a long story short, after several months of waitng, we were told if we held out for our “red” Car we may be waiting til Xmas and beyond, so in the end it was a choice of “white” or “pearl white” and finally one turned up. The Camper arrived too eventually, so we have been getting those ready for the road/ off road. Im pretty keen to get away now, although restricted to Western Australia really. We are really lagging with vaccinations so who knows.

So back to Birds before I am disqualified from this “game”

 

101. Carnaby Cockatoo (White Tailed Black Cockatoo) Endemic, Adult feeding Juv. Residential garden Attadale, 1/4/21

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and a small flock feeding in the paddocks

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102. Blue Billed Duck Sir James Mitchell Park, South Park, 12/04/21,  Male

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Female

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103. Dusky Moorhen  A/A

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104. Mallard , Toodyay,  28/4/21

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I was standing out on the deck having Lunch when I spotted this flying over, a real surprise, caused a bit of a ruckus with the local Ravens

105. Sea Eagle (Juv) Attadale Garden 1/5/21

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106. Yellow Throated Miner  Forrest Hwy, 14/5/21

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107. Weebill, Pt Walter Res., 16/5/21. A tricky little bird to catch, always on the move

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108. Mistletoebird, Harry Sandon Pk, 16/5/21, another tiny little bird that's always fun to see

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and a couple of "youngins", Id never seen a Gr Crested Grebe Juv before

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and this little fellow, about half size, in the garden, trying to find a bit of sun on a chilly day probably

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Galana
5 hours ago, elefromoz said:

caused a bit of a ruckus with the local Ravens

I can quite imagine why. A lovely moment.

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Peter Connan
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Love the Mistletoebird! Never heard about it before.

 

And I wish you many happy trips in the new camper and 4x4.

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Dave Williams

Some excellent images there, you must post some shots of the new camper too!

 

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elefromoz

@Peter Connanthanks, I don't want to be too invasive,  but I sincerely hope things are going OK in your family.  Im missing your wonderful SA birds and photography. 

@Dave WilliamsI will post some photos of our new "setup" when we getaway soon.

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Peter Connan

Thanks @elefromoz. Progress is slow but on-going.

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