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1. Yellow-throated Honeyeater. Strahan, Tasmania, January 2022

 

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2. New Holland Honeyeater. Strahan, Tasmania, January 2022.

 

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3. Australian White Ibis. Sydney, February 2022

 

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4. Australian Shelduck. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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5. California Quail. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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6. Grey Fantail. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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7.  Masked Booby. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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8. Ruddy Turnstone. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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9. Norfolk Robin. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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10. Song Thrush. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

 

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11.  White Terns. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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12.  Pacific Emerald Dove. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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13.  Sacred Kingfisher (Norfolkiensis). Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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14.  Slender-billed White-eye. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

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15.  Black Noddy. Norfolk Island, February 2022.

 

 

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welcome to the merry-go-round

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Welcome back! That must be the first time I’ve seen terns in a tree and a lot of them, too!

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Welcome to the Big Year again

(I had to check where Norfolk Island is!)

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Kitsafari

good to see you back! 

 

On 2/24/2022 at 1:09 AM, TonyQ said:

Welcome to the Big Year again

(I had to check where Norfolk Island is!)

 

me too!

 

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Welcome back. I’ve never been to Norfolk Island so I’ll be interested to see what birds are there. So far they seem to be similar to what we just saw on Lord Howe Island, except for that cute little robin

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@Soukous@TonyQ@Kitsafarithanks for the welcome back, this will be a very Australian year. No OS travel for me this year as I had 3 trips booked when the border sprung open last Monday! I have a week in the Iron Range (Far North Queensland) with a private guide in June followed by a few days R & R in Cairns and then a week in Gippsland with friends in October. Really looking forward to the Iron Range, not only is it totally new birding territory for me, it includes a night at Artemis Station, a working cattle station hopefully with views of the endangered Golden-shouldered parrot and a day in the very scenic Lakefield NP on the southbound trip.

 

@PeterHGThe Black Noddy is a tree nesting bird and this colony was established in the trees below our accommodation. The Black Noddy does build a nest, unlike the White Tern a species known for laying eggs in the forks and depressions of tree branches. I hadn't realised how many White Terns lived on Norfolk Island and had previously thought of them as a Lord Howe Island specialty. However, there was a healthy colony that nested in the trees below our accommodation and they seemed to have spread well inland, flying through the mountain valleys around Mt Pitt.

 

@shazdwnThats interesting - Lord Howe island is still on my list, however I will check what species are there before booking the flight. Norfolk Island has a few endemic species and sub-species including the cute Norfolk Robin. The Grey Fantail and Sacred Kingfisher are amongst the endemic sub-species. I thought I had a photo of the Norfolk Golden Whistler that is nothing like the beautiful brightly coloured Golden Whistler that I saw in Victoria a couple of years ago, I'll check again.

 

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2 hours ago, Treepol said:

Lord Howe island is still on my list, however I will check what species are there before booking the flight.

Check out my thread and you will see the main species except the Lord Howe subspecies of the Currawong which I missed getting a photo of. Other than that there are a couple of nomadic waders and pelagics I missed due to rough seas. Oh and the providence petrel which nests at a different time of year. Stunning place though, worth it for the landscape and snorkeling as well as the birds

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Welcome back! Cracking start

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Nice to have you in this BY, @Treepol! More birds from Down Under, and most of them I am seeing for the first time.

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Dave Williams

Looking forward to the results of your home trips.You never know I might still make Australia and all the info will come in useful!

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Treepol

@lmSA84and @xelasthanks for the welcome back. I'll get a few more local bird pics posted in the next few weeks, however the next big stop will be Cairns and the iron Range in June if all goes to plan.

 

@Dave Williamshope you make it down under sometime, we have flashy birds as well as kangaroos and bears that live in trees!

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michael-ibk

Great to see you back Denise - a splendid start!

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Treepol

16. Golden-shouldered Parrot, Artemis Station, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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17. Great Bowerbird, Artemis Station, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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18. Green Pygmy Geese, near Artemis Station, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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19. Bar-breasted Honeyeater, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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20. Blue-faced Honeyeater, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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21. Little Friarbird, Artemis Station, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

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22.Rajah Shelduck, Lockhart River, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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23. Palm Cockatoo, Quintal Beach, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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24. Spectacled Monarch, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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25. Yellow-breasted Boatbill (imm.), Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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PeterHG

You do have lots of spectacular-looking birds over there!

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lmSA84

Always fascinating to see Australian birds 

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Kitsafari

so good to see australian birds again.

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@PeterHG@lmSA84and @Kitsafarithanks for your encouraging words.

 

26. Rufous Shrike-thrush, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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27. White-eared Monarch, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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28. Shining Flycatcher, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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29. Frill-necked Monarch, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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30. Large-billed Gerygone, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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On 3/6/2022 at 11:37 PM, Treepol said:

the next big stop will be Cairns and the iron Range in June if all goes to plan.

 Looks like everything went according to the plan and that it was indeed a big stop! 

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@xelaseverything went well, except for the weather which was grey, overcast and even a few showers. Not at all like Queensland in June, the locals described it as May weather and complained of the cold!

 

31. Dusky Honeyeater, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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32. Grey whistler (imm.), Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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33. Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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34. Eastern Reef Egret, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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35. Brush turkey purpureicollis, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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35. Eclectus Parrot, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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37. Azure Kingfisher, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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38. Graceful Honeyeater,  Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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39. White-faced Robin. Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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40. Rufous Fantail,  Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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That looks like a successful trip to Iron Range with some great birds and lovely photos 

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Thanks @TonyQwe certainly saw the birds, shame about the grey clouds!

 

41. Yellow-billed Kingfisher,  Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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42. Wompoo Pigeon, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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43. Yellow-spotted Honeyeater,  Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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44. Green-backed Honeyeater, Iron Range NP, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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45. Red Goshawk, near Musgrave, Cape York, Queensland. June 2022

 

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