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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd January 2012, 09:10
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By pete woodall
Thanks, Douwe

Thanks, Douwe
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st January 2012, 00:48
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By pete woodall
Finch/weaver ? in South Africa

Please could you help with the identification of this bird. It was photographed by a friend in a suburban garden in Johannesburg, RSA. From the bill I think that it must be some sort of...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Friday 21st January 2011, 01:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Ian, Delia and Jim Thanks for replying to this...

Hi Ian, Delia and Jim
Thanks for replying to this thread.
Delia, you have obviously put a huge amount of work into this and I wasn't aware that the UK locations had a Streetmap link [I hadn't even...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th January 2011, 06:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By pete woodall
Hi MJB, Thanks for your kind words. We are lucky...

Hi MJB,
Thanks for your kind words. We are lucky to live high in Brisbane and experienced heavy rain and no flooding but, as you will have seen from the TV, many houses did get flooded or otherwise...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Thursday 20th January 2011, 01:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By pete woodall
Google maps for Opus locations

Hi, I don't know if this has been covered before but I think that it would be a valuable addition to the Opus Locations if they could incorporate a Google map. As I'm sure you know, the scale can be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd December 2010, 11:07
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By pete woodall
From your description, it does seem to be an ...

From your description, it does seem to be an Koel. The illustration in my ealier Slater shows a yellow head, compared with the more rufous shown in Pizzey & Knight, so there may be some variation in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th December 2010, 11:08
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Sheriol, This is a Blue-faced Honeyeater, but...

Hi Sheriol,
This is a Blue-faced Honeyeater, but an immature bird which has green facial skin rather than the blue in an adult.
Pete
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th December 2010, 11:06
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Sheriol, The male is the "pretty" one, of...

Hi Sheriol,
The male is the "pretty" one, of course!
The female is the brown bird with a streaked chest, it can be confused with an Olive-backed Oriole but the oriole has a red bill (unless imm) and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th December 2010, 10:50
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Sheriol They are male and female Australasian...

Hi Sheriol
They are male and female Australasian Figbirds, of the southern race sometimes called "Green Figbird".
Regards, Pete
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 30th August 2009, 22:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By pete woodall
A few of weeks ago I was out birding on my normal...

A few of weeks ago I was out birding on my normal route along Bulimba Creek to Minnippi Wetlands, when a couple of walkers saw my binos and said,
"Are you a twitterer?"
I told them that they...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th August 2009, 02:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By pete woodall
I think that my id of the species (galahs and...

I think that my id of the species (galahs and drongos) was not too far off the mark;)
As an ex-Zimbo I was quite happy with the result. Cheers, Pete
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 24th August 2009, 03:27
Replies: 79
Views: 13,083
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Andrew, My suggestion on your fish photo is...

Hi Andrew,
My suggestion on your fish photo is that they are Hump-headed Batfish Planax batavianus - probably sub-adults. This species is more elongate than other batfish and I think their shape...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th August 2009, 00:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By pete woodall
The aussie cricket team have brought over their...

The aussie cricket team have brought over their own assortment of galahs and drongos.;)
Should be a good final test.
Forum: Australia Wednesday 29th July 2009, 02:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By pete woodall
Ground Cuckoo-shrike is rare but ? regular on...

Ground Cuckoo-shrike is rare but ? regular on some of the turf farms to the west of Brisbane. I've seen them on perhaps 8 out of 25 day-long censuses of the area - but I've never heard them call! ...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Wednesday 29th July 2009, 02:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By pete woodall
Hi John Thanks for that pointer about the Farne...

Hi John
Thanks for that pointer about the Farne Isles. I can pick a red roo from a euro at some distance but I'm all at sea when it comes to seals .......
sorry for that!
Pete
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 26th July 2009, 03:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Dave, This is a very useful posting. As you...

Hi Dave,
This is a very useful posting. As you know, we'll be in this area in October and hope to be able to find some seals, along with the birds.
I've seen seals years ago at the Farne Isles but...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 26th July 2009, 03:43
Replies: 14
Views: 4,238
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Nick, Great report. We were in some of this...

Hi Nick,
Great report. We were in some of this area in January 2002, self driving but at at more sedate pace as befits our age!!
Your account makes us want to return in summer since there are a lot...
Forum: Australia Friday 24th July 2009, 05:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Mark Xeno-canto australasia has been launched...

Hi Mark
Xeno-canto australasia has been launched and I have just posted a short clip of a Black Honeyeater that I found calling at Lark Quarry (home of the dinosaur footprints) in western Queensland....
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th July 2009, 03:09
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By pete woodall
This is definitely the male intromittant organ or...

This is definitely the male intromittant organ or phallus. It's best not to call them a penis because they differ from the mammalian penis in a number of respects ( erection by lymphatic flow not...
Forum: Yorkshire Tuesday 14th July 2009, 03:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,616
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Everyone, Many thanks for all these rapid...

Hi Everyone,
Many thanks for all these rapid responses. I'll certainly be following them up.
The suggestion of putting up a "shopping list" sounds good and I'll try to pull out some needed species.
I...
Forum: Yorkshire Monday 13th July 2009, 08:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,616
Posted By pete woodall
Birding sites around York ??

I'll be spending a few days in York in early October and I'd like to go birding (or generally looking at nature - plants, butterflies, etc etc) while my wife spends some time chasing up our family...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 10th July 2009, 00:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,966
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Alan, Thanks for this account, it made...

Hi Alan,
Thanks for this account, it made interesting reading. I'll be visiting Campbeltown in September. While my wife follows up some family history, I hope to get some interesting birds. I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 30th June 2009, 06:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,255
Posted By pete woodall
From the skin cancer centre of the world (or so...

From the skin cancer centre of the world (or so we are told) my response is don't mess with the sun. I've already had chemo to my nose for sun damage acquired as a youngster out in the bush with...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st June 2009, 01:32
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By pete woodall
Hi Vwectis, Interesting observation. I wonder if...

Hi Vwectis,
Interesting observation. I wonder if it is similar to mobbing behaviour. When a mixed- species group mob a predator or possum, there often seem to be some aggressive species that are...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 27th May 2009, 03:33
Replies: 47
Views: 2,682
Posted By pete woodall
Hi, What no one has mentioned in this thread is...

Hi, What no one has mentioned in this thread is the problem of one bird mimicking another's song or call. Maybe it is less common in the northern hemisphere but it is certainly a problem here in...
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