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Thu 14highlightAleutian Tern (important information regarding access)
Farquhar Inlet, Old Bar
Birders are reminded that there is an active Little Tern nesting colony within the estuary that may inadvertently be disturbed by people trying to access the area where the Aleutian Terns are being seen. Little Terns are listed as Endangered in NSW and this colony is actively managed by the NSW National Parks Wildlife Service, who have requested that all birders follow the below route when accessing the inlet (refer to attached map). Park at the beach access which is about 700m along the track from the caravan park, then walk up the main beach north until the fence on your left stops. Then you can cut left, and backtrack to wherever the Aleutian Terns are roosting. This avoids any confusion as to where the Little Terns and Red-capped Plovers are/aren't nesting. Note this is an old aerial photo and the opening/entrance to the estuary is currently closed. Rangers will be present over the coming days to make sure people are doing the right thing. 15 birds have been confirmed as present at the site today (14/12)
Hunter Central Coast Branch NPWS, per Mick Roderick 14/12 #233048
Brown Falcon
Warriewood Wetlands
Oceanvale Complex area near to the ponds. Hunting amongst the trees, perching then flying to another perch a few times after being pestered by Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos. Second sighting in as many weeks.
Alex Moffat 14/12 #233045
highlightRose-crowned fruitdove
Eastlakes golf course
7am . One immature rose-crowned fruitdove. Behind main tool shed.
Bas Hensen 14/12 #233043
Wed 13Turquoise Parrot (12), Diamond Dove (6)
Binya State Forest--Wattle Dam
At 38 degrees I sat for 4 hours at the dam and 27 species came in for a drink. The Turquoise Parrots were mostly males coming in singly and no juvenile birds were seen so they must be still breeding. The parrots came in at all times whilst I was watching. See eBird list for details. eBird checklist
Max O'Sullivan 14/12 #233044


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Sun 10highlightCook's Petrel, Gould's Petrel, Northern Royal Albatross
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
Highlights of today's trip were singles of Cook's and Gould's Petrel and 2 Northern Royal Albatrosses, an adult and an immature. The immature was banded on the right leg with a metal band and on the left leg with a blue band.
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 14/12 #233047


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Thu 14Cicadabird
Spargo creek - McGee’s road
Single male cicadabird heard calling and then photographed in a tree. Cicadabirds are rare in this area though it was reported here last year.
Indra Bone 14/12 #233050
Eastern Koel
17 Bellevue Drive, Ocean Grove
Eastern Koel, male, calling very loudly from 3:15 am this morning; enough to wake the neighbourhood. First sign of a Koel this season.
Martin Williams 14/12 #233049
Song Thrush
Winifred St, Oak Park
Song Thrush foraging in gardens on the corner of Winifred and John Street, Oak Park.
Greg Hunt 14/12 #233046


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