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Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 17th March 2016, 11:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Gemfyre
Dubai Airport

I'll be going on a huge overseas trip in July (omigosh so many new birds for me to see in Europe and the US). I have field guides for those areas, but I will be passing through Dubai.

I probably...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th October 2011, 14:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gemfyre
Thank you! Bubo looks like it will fit the bill...

Thank you! Bubo looks like it will fit the bill perfectly. :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th October 2011, 23:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gemfyre
Scrapes and scratches are common. Sunburn...

Scrapes and scratches are common. Sunburn (hoorah for being in Australia).

Sympathising with Barred Wobbler here - my knees aren't built right and have been prone to dislocation all my life (I've...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th October 2011, 23:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gemfyre
Lifelist management on Birdforum

I don't know, it's probably been mentioned dozens of times before.

Birdforum is a great one-stop resource for bird info, but it's missing one thing.

The ability to manage your lifelist here would...
Forum: Australia Wednesday 29th September 2010, 03:46
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By Gemfyre
Corellas are common. So common they are...

Corellas are common. So common they are considered a pest by many. You'll probably be able to find a few bush birds at the riverside parks - like Striated Pardalote and Yellow-rumped Thornbill. ...
Forum: Australia Wednesday 29th September 2010, 02:43
Replies: 15
Views: 3,309
Posted By Gemfyre
For ease of carrying in the field - definetely...

For ease of carrying in the field - definetely Morcombe's compact guide.

For information - Pizzey and Knight or Morcombe's handbook.

I think Slater is the worst of the lot - but you'll find a lot...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Sunday 19th July 2009, 06:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By Gemfyre
Sorry for focusing so much on the mammals so far....

Sorry for focusing so much on the mammals so far. I worked here a couple of years ago and spent a lot of time in one of the breeding compounds. The info on the birds will be coming soon!
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Sunday 19th July 2009, 06:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By Gemfyre
Dryandra Woodland

Discussion thread for Dryandra Woodland (http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Dryandra Woodland). If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th May 2009, 08:20
Replies: 0
Views: 3,647
Posted By Gemfyre
Part 2 of Birding Lessons - the birding basics

Part 2 of my series has been posted. It covers the basics of birdwatching.

http://gemfyre.livejournal.com/1004504.html#cutid1
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th May 2009, 13:36
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Gemfyre
Birdling Lessons by Gemfyre

I just started today on my LiveJournal what I hope to be a series of lessons on identifying birds in South-West Australia (with a few forays into the Broome area).

Today's lesson was on the three...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th March 2009, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Gemfyre
Sure they weren't photographed in a...

Sure they weren't photographed in a walk-in-aviary at Perth Zoo?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th March 2009, 11:01
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Gemfyre
Looks like a Little Eagle to me. More pale on the...

Looks like a Little Eagle to me.
More pale on the front of the wings than a Whistling Kite, it also flies slightly differently (heh, there's 'jizz' for ya!)
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th January 2009, 09:05
Replies: 45
Views: 2,211
Posted By Gemfyre
I have a few, but I think the Peregrine Falcon...

I have a few, but I think the Peregrine Falcon wins overall. It's beautiful, deadly, and the fastest living thing.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 23rd October 2008, 23:30
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By Gemfyre
"Rarest species on earth" - along with the Night...

"Rarest species on earth" - along with the Night Parrot and Echo Parakeet and...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 23rd October 2008, 23:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Gemfyre
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=D...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&xml=/earth/2008/10/22/easpider122.xml&CMP=OTC-mostviewedrss

Another article on this astounding event. Sucks to be that Chestnut-breasted...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd October 2008, 11:13
Replies: 33
Views: 4,211
Posted By Gemfyre
One day visiting Alfred Cove (best wader viewing...

One day visiting Alfred Cove (best wader viewing area in Perth) I came across a guy playing the recorder. It was sending the musk dusks crazy! They were all plinking and plonking in response to the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd October 2008, 06:57
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
Posted By Gemfyre
Swan Goose hybrid?

Is it possible for geese and swans to hybridise? Particularly Black Swan Cygnus artratus and Domestic Goose Anser anser?

A particular swan at Herdsman Lake is always hanging around with a feral...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 8th October 2008, 12:48
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By Gemfyre
Duck Day Part 2

I went back to Herdsman Lake after work (to the south-west corner) and added a few more birds to the list.

Silver Gull
Cattle Egret (a rarity in Perth, but there has been one hanging around a...
Forum: Your Rarities Wednesday 8th October 2008, 08:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,454
Posted By Gemfyre
Interesting that in the UK people collect Black...

Interesting that in the UK people collect Black Swans, and here in W.A. there a scattered ornamental populations of introduced Mute Swans.

I think I like the Black Swan better, that candy red bill...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 8th October 2008, 07:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Gemfyre
I have seen Chestnut Teal only once in Perth and...

I have seen Chestnut Teal only once in Perth and that was on the river. I have also seen them on lakes in the south-west. I find them to be pretty scarce. I think I need to do a bit of research to...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 8th October 2008, 07:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Gemfyre
10 Duck Day

Although my current job isn't perfect (I'm working as a secretary for a solicitor, when I have a degree in Conservation Biology), the location is brilliant. Herdsman Lake is a 3 minute drive away so...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 1st June 2008, 09:28
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By Gemfyre
A Dollarbird... in PERTH!?

A few days ago there was a post on the Birding-Aus mailing list mentioning that a Dollarbird had been seen at a lake in Perth. Now Dollarbird are birds that spend the Summer in the northern and...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Thursday 29th May 2008, 13:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,716
Posted By Gemfyre
Phew! Just finished a basic overview for...

Phew! Just finished a basic overview for Broome.

I'll add photos and expand on it as time goes by. Just put in the most important info for now (like which birds are where).
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Thursday 29th May 2008, 13:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,716
Posted By Gemfyre
Broome, Western Australia

Discussion thread for Broome, Western Australia (http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Broome, Western Australia). If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button.
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Wednesday 28th May 2008, 08:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By Gemfyre
Some of the areas are deserving of their own...

Some of the areas are deserving of their own article, like Herdsman Lake. It's an excellent birding site and "my patch" so I can go into a lot of detail about it.

I'll look into getting some photos...
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