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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th August 2019, 07:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
A few more pix from Anbangbang Billabong: 1....

A few more pix from Anbangbang Billabong:

1. Black Flying Fox
2. Pied Heron
3. Magpie Geese
4. Brush Cuckoo
5. unidentified hirundines (any thoughts in ID most welcome)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th August 2019, 04:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Our first Estuarine Crocodile lurked under a bush...

Our first Estuarine Crocodile lurked under a bush in the middle of the billabong while a couple of Intermediate Egrets stalked nearby as the chatter and stench of the Black Flying Foxes in the grove...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th August 2019, 04:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Coming back to our room was no less birdy as...

Coming back to our room was no less birdy as several hundred Little Corellas had obviously decided the hotel grounds were the perfect spot for a mid morning break. While most birds were happy to...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 14th August 2019, 01:26
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By MKinHK
The problem is that park. The issue is the fear...

The problem is that park. The issue is the fear that people in swimwear will be photographed. I had no oroblem entering the park and using a bridge camera - although I was careful not to use it...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 13th August 2019, 13:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Next day was one of the best birding days of the...

Next day was one of the best birding days of the whole trip. I slept badly, itching for the dawn to break in a place I’d wanted to visit for decades. I was out at the first crack, and immediately...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 13th August 2019, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
It's an interesting place Darwin - birding apart,...

It's an interesting place Darwin - birding apart, it has the usual beautiful coastal parks and colonial buildings and some wonderful building-size street art, but always the sense of it not quite...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 6th August 2019, 23:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Walking back through the woods a scuffling in the...

Walking back through the woods a scuffling in the leaf litter turned out to be a Pacific Emerald Dove – very similar to Emerald Doves I see occasionally in Hong Kong, but with a longer bill and more...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 4th August 2019, 05:24
Replies: 90
Views: 4,081
Posted By MKinHK
A few more pix - of the Common Terns. There were...

A few more pix - of the Common Terns. There were four birds by the time I left.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 4th August 2019, 05:01
Replies: 90
Views: 4,081
Posted By MKinHK
...and we're back! the beginning of autumn migration

Apologies for the long break, which has partly been down to the arrival of summer, partly to a couple of work trips (Helsinki in April (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=375563) and Lima in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th August 2019, 01:05
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Andy Mike

Thanks Andy

Mike
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th August 2019, 00:37
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By MKinHK
Many thanks all I'm very happy to go with...

Many thanks all

I'm very happy to go with Lewin's on the basis that the gape is whitish, it was definitely heavily mottled below, and the depth of Sicklebill's local knowledge!

In this pic the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd August 2019, 15:09
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Alan I keep flicking between Lewin's...

Thanks Alan

I keep flicking between Lewin's Graceful and Yellow-spotted and getting more and more confused!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd August 2019, 14:20
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By MKinHK
honeyeater sp., Atherton Tablelands July 2019

I'd welcome any thoughts on the ID of this honeyeater photographed at dusk at Lake Barrine near Yugaburra.

Many thanks
Mike
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd August 2019, 14:10
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By MKinHK
Many thanks gents. Andy could I ask what about...

Many thanks gents.

Andy could I ask what about the bill and tail suggest Leaden?

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 2nd August 2019, 01:06
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By MKinHK
Lots of (ok, several) quality birds I’ve dipped...

Lots of (ok, several) quality birds I’ve dipped in various places - and fewer mosquitoes - I’m tempted!

Cheers

Mike
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 1st August 2019, 12:04
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By MKinHK
Broad-billed or Leaden Flycatcher in Darwin

This Flycatcher was seen at East Point reserve in Darwin in early July.

My best guess is female Broad-billed, but am struggling to nail it.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 31st July 2019, 16:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
On the first pass I completely failed to find the...

On the first pass I completely failed to find the Barking Owl, which is one of the many species of boobooks that seem to have split on a one-species-per-island basis throughout the Philippines and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 31st July 2019, 15:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
My other top target in downtown Darwin was a...

My other top target in downtown Darwin was a Barking Owl, which is known to hang out close to the steps down to the open air Deckchair Cinema near the southernmost corner of Bicentennial Park. As I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 30th July 2019, 12:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Many thanks David/Sarah - watching one hunt must...

Many thanks David/Sarah - watching one hunt must have been fantastic!

On the way out of the Botanic Garden a flowering palm had attracted several honeyeaters, including three new species for me -...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 29th July 2019, 10:28
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By MKinHK
Have to agree with you on the mosquitos bid for...

Have to agree with you on the mosquitos bid for world domination! What was the bite to bird ratio?

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 29th July 2019, 00:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Sorry you dipped Jeff - it won't help to tell you...

Sorry you dipped Jeff - it won't help to tell you its a species that has long been friendly to me!

6th July pm - Darwin

The fact that it took almost three hours to fly from Cairns to Darwin - two...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 25th July 2019, 13:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Many thanks Gents - I can highly recommend...

Many thanks Gents - I can highly recommend it!

6th July - Cairns Esplanade and Darwin
A swift 90 minutes along the Esplanade before our flight to Darwin with the tide right out produced most of the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 24th July 2019, 11:31
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By MKinHK
Me too - Great stuff - sounds like a great set...

Me too - Great stuff - sounds like a great set for a hit and run trip after a few local specialities in a very nice setting.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 24th July 2019, 06:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MKinHK
Birding Australia’s Wet Tropics and the Top End - 5th - 19 July 2019

5th July – Cairns Esplanade
After an early arrival into a beautifully sunny Cairns after a dirt-cheap red-eye from Shenzhen we had to wait a few hours to check into our hotel overlooking the famous...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 21st July 2019, 01:18
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By MKinHK
I saw two juvenile Ross's in the UK in 12 months...

I saw two juvenile Ross's in the UK in 12 months in the 1980s, but still would dearly love to see one of these flush-pink adults. I can't imagine ever making the trip to the Indigirka delta, but very...
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