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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th October 2019, 00:27
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By MikeMules
A clear Brown Thornbill. Wrong area (closest...

A clear Brown Thornbill. Wrong area (closest eBird record is over 100km to the west of the Blue Mountains) and wrong coloration (particularly the forehead) for an Inland Thornbill, the only other...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 26th September 2019, 11:40
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
By The Numbers

Birds seen: 123
Birds heard but not seen: 3 (malleefowl, quail-thrush, boobook)
Lifers: 4
Victorian List additions: 10
Year List additions: 48
Kilometres travelled: 1327
First bird: Little Raven
Last...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 26th September 2019, 11:39
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
Day 4 - Wyperfeld - Nhill - Little Desert - Home

The last day of my trip started as usual with a 5:45 getup time, a little harder to do this morning as the wind dying away and clear night saw me greeted by a frosty morning, with ice on the tent...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 20:49
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By MikeMules
Yes, Brown Thornbill. Lack of streaking on the...

Yes, Brown Thornbill. Lack of streaking on the ear-coverts, buff vent and brown wash on the frons all separate it from Striated.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 20:47
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By MikeMules
Yes, Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Yes, Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 25th September 2019, 11:42
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
DAY 3 - WYPERFELD (southern section)

Well, my overly optimistic hopes of another still morning weren’t to be - the wind, if anything, increased overnight and the temperature dropped to about 6 degrees. Then as I got up at quarter to 6,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 11:20
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
and some more of the Day 2 birds

Including a Red-capped Robin going cuckoo at a Pallid Cuckoo, an out-of-focus Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Gilbert's Whistler, Black-eared Cuckoo and Southern Whiteface.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 11:07
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
DAY 2 WYPERFELD (Casuarina) - WYPERFELD (Wonga)

My day started before it dawned, with Australian Boobooks calling overnight, and I was up about half an hour before the sun was in order to get out and looking as early as possible. Fortunately, the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 10:07
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
Cheers guys, I'll have the next installment up in...

Cheers guys, I'll have the next installment up in about half an hour or so
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 11:50
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
some of the day 1 birds

Apologies for the poor quality of the photos. They're meant to be record shots, not to have any particular photographic merit.

Birds are Southern Scrub-Robin, Blue-winged Parrot, Crimson Chat (the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 11:42
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
DAY 1 MELBOURNE-WYPERFELD (Casuarina)

The alarm got me out of bed at 4:30 am, so that I could be at my first stop, Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve, by 7:30. Wychitella is just outside Wedderburn on the Calder Hwy, and was a place...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By MikeMules
Wyperfeld or Bust! A north-western Victorian Trip Report.

Or, how not to see a redthroat (or a malleefowl; or a slender-billed thornbill).

This is a report of my trip last week up into some north-western parts.of the state I haven’t visited yet. My...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 14th September 2019, 10:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By MikeMules
My father and sister were in Uganda in February...

My father and sister were in Uganda in February and used http://www.harriertours.com/; they both highly recommend the guide, Harriet Kemigisha.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 10:55
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By MikeMules
Yes, looks like a Shining.

Yes, looks like a Shining.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th August 2019, 03:55
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By MikeMules
What's tickable for you is what you want decide...

What's tickable for you is what you want decide is tickable for you. But for a more useful answer, all the species on the Birdlife list are either native and tickable, introduced but with...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th July 2019, 01:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By MikeMules
For digiscoping, the sweet spot seems to be...

For digiscoping, the sweet spot seems to be around 30-40x magnification. 50x is fine, but at 60x there is a pale washed-out diamond area in the centre of every photo. See below for a series of...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th July 2019, 01:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By MikeMules
I have attached some digiscoped images taken...

I have attached some digiscoped images taken through the Celestron 80. These were taken with a Pentax K30 on manual, using the liverview rear screen focus detector and live histogram for focus and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd March 2019, 05:40
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By MikeMules
Yes, sure looks like it.

Yes, sure looks like it.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 26th February 2019, 04:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By MikeMules
Yes, yes they are. I must have known that at one...

Yes, yes they are. I must have known that at one point because looking at my adapters, I have one with T-PK written on it, and the other one says M42-PK. I'll put that one down to advancing age and...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 25th February 2019, 05:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By MikeMules
Celestron Trailseeker 80 - First Impressions

I haven't noticed a large amount of information out there on this particular scope so I thought I would share my first impressions of it as a bird viewing (rather than digiscoping) scope. I'll post...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2019, 04:44
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By MikeMules
It's an albatross, mostly likely a Thalassarche...

It's an albatross, mostly likely a Thalassarche sp. based on the dark leading edge to the wing, the overall jizz and what looks like a grey back. It doesn't appear to have the dark 'thumbprints' in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th February 2019, 18:30
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By MikeMules
Well, how big was it compared to the Sharp-tailed...

Well, how big was it compared to the Sharp-tailed Sandpipers? If it was a similar size then you have a Curlew Sandpiper. If it is the next size down then it could be a Dunlin. You don't happen to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd February 2019, 09:20
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By MikeMules
It looks like a Pied Triller to me.

It looks like a Pied Triller to me.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 9th February 2019, 20:43
Replies: 128
Views: 5,941
Posted By MikeMules
Hi Jos, I'm really enjoying reading your trip...

Hi Jos, I'm really enjoying reading your trip report (not least to see my everyday birds through another's eyes). But do you mean Fuscous Honeyeater? Or, by the location, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th January 2019, 02:36
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By MikeMules
Agreed. Striated Thornbill

Agreed. Striated Thornbill
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