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by Bill Jolly
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Talking about birds ...
Topic: Spring 2015 arrivals
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Spring 2015 arrivals

Well Michael, you beat us by about a week with your first Sacred Kingfisher! Everything else here is courting and nesting like mad, including a pair of Leaden Flycatchers putting on a performance every day - and the Black Swans that nested here last March, have built another nest next to the old one...
by Bill Jolly
Fri May 09, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Autumn Within 2014
Topic: Cotton Pygmy-goose, Rose Robin, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Cotton Pygmy-goose, Rose Robin, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

From Abberton:

Cotton Pygmy-goose - 4th May, 2014
Rose Robin - 10th April, 2014
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin - 5th April, 2014

Bill Jolly
9/5/2014
by Bill Jolly
Fri May 09, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: The Challenge 2014
Topic: Rose Robin, Cotton Pygmy-goose
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Rose Robin, Cotton Pygmy-goose

First Rose Robin of the year turned up at Abberton on 10th April, 2014. I'd say we've had at least three individual birds since then, including one which has been present for about a week now. A party of 7 Cotton Pygmy Geese arrived on the creek in front of the house on 4th May, 2014 and have been h...
by Bill Jolly
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Autumn Within 2014
Topic: Fork-tailed Swift, Satin Flycatcher and more from Abberton
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Fork-tailed Swift, Satin Flycatcher and more from Abberton

Some March sightings at Abberton for the Autumn Within wanted list, from Bill Jolly and/or Michael Wood. Plumed Whistling-Duck 3 March Black Swan 5 March Australasian Grebe 3 March Fork-tailed Swift 4 March Australasian Darter 1 March Black-shouldered Kite 4 March Whistling Kite 1 March Collared Spa...
by Bill Jolly
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: The Challenge 2014
Topic: Some extras from Abberton for 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Some extras from Abberton for 2014

All at Abberton: Great Cormorant 17 Jan 2014 Purple Swamphen 1 Jan 2014 Shining Bronze-Cuckoo 8 March 2014 (with Michael Wood) Varied Sittella 14 March 2014 (check with MW for earlier sighting) Satin Flycatcher (female) 7 March (I believe MW also has sightings here of Buff-banded Rail and Red-tailed...
by Bill Jolly
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Summer Within - 2013-14
Topic: Retrospective Summer Within 2013/14
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Retrospective Summer Within 2013/14

Yes, fair question! It was a Varied. Had White-winged here on 2nd Dec and Varied on 9th - only the fourth Varied Triller for Abberton. Renewed plantings since the flood are already making a restorative difference to the place. Can't say that is the sole reason, but e.g. Rufous Fantail and Black-face...
by Bill Jolly
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Summer Within - 2013-14
Topic: Retrospective Summer Within 2013/14
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Retrospective Summer Within 2013/14

Thanks Michael for putting up the Wanted List. The following are the first "Summer Within" sightings from Abberton for spp still showing on that list. It should serve to cut the Wanted list back to something we can all then look closer at. Plumed Whistling-Duck 16 Dec 2013 Black Swan 14 Dec 2013 Gre...
by Bill Jolly
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: The Challenge 2014
Topic: Satin Flycatcher and more
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Satin Flycatcher and more

Apologies for taking some time to get to the new Forum. I'll work from Wanted Lists on 2014 Challenge, Summer 2013/14 and Autumn 2014 to update sightings from Abberton (and elsewhere in the club's primary study area). Recent Abberton sightings include a stunning female Satin Flycatcher yesterday aft...
by Bill Jolly
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Spring Within - 2013
Topic: White-throated Needletail Bush-hen Crested Shrike-tit et al
Replies: 1
Views: 447

White-throated Needletail Bush-hen Crested Shrike-tit et al

White-throated Needletail - at Abberton. Just one bird ahead of a coming storm on 9 November, 2013 Pale-vented Bush-hen - at Abberton. Seen flying across the creek just after a heavy storm this-afternoon 13 November, 2013. Now (10.45pm) calling loudly for the last hour. Little Corella (is this reall...
by Bill Jolly
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: The Challenge 2013
Topic: Diamond Dove
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Diamond Dove

Hi Kylie

A couple of pics on the way to you.....

All the best

Bill
by Bill Jolly
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Spring Within - 2013
Topic: Nesting Pacific baza
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Pacific Bazas nesting

Congratulations Barb!

Bazas nested in the same tree in our garden for 5 consecutive years, some time ago now.

You can look forward to learning lots of different contact calls as they bring food to the nest, or announce that they're about to change over.

Great fun ahead!

Bill Jolly
by Bill Jolly
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Spring Within - 2013
Topic: Red-backed Kingfisher and a few more
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Red-backed Kingfisher and a few more

Australian Hobby Abberton 29/9/2013
Red-backed Kingfisher Helidon 30/9/2013 & 1/10/2013
Spotted Pardalote Redwood Park 22/9/2013
Black-faced Monarch Redwood Park 1/10/2013
White-winged Chough Helidon 25/9/2013
Zebra Finch Helidon 21/9/2013


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by Bill Jolly
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Spring Within - 2013
Topic: Dollarbird
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Dollarbird

First Dollarbird for the season today along Upper Flagstone Creek Road.

Bill Jolly
by Bill Jolly
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Spring Within - 2013
Topic: Some regular waterbirds for the spring list
Replies: 0
Views: 484

Some regular waterbirds for the spring list

At Abberton:

1 September 2013:
Hardhead
Australasian Grebe
Australasian Darter
Great Cormorant

6 September 2013
Little Black Cormorant
White-necked Heron

(Saw 5 Latham's Snipe around the Lockyer Valley yesterday, 17 Sept.)

Bill Jolly
by Bill Jolly
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Spring Within - 2013
Topic: Sacred Kingfisher, Channel-billed Cuckoo et al
Replies: 0
Views: 429

Sacred Kingfisher, Channel-billed Cuckoo et al

Sacred Kingfisher at Abberton today 16 September 2013. Firs Channel-billed Cuckoo here this spring on 14 September. Other Abberton sightings new for this spring include: Pink-eared Duck 6/9/13 White-bellied Sea-eagle 8/9/13 Whistling Kite 9/9/13 Spotted Harrier 6/9/13 Buff-banded Rail 16/9/13 Red-ta...

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