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  1. mjh73


    G'day Sue, welcome to Birdforum A few other Aussies here (albeit in my case emigrated here from the UK 17 years ago)
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    Britain's most prolific egg collector, reoffends again.

    When I started taking an interest in birding (early 1980s, NW England) a friend of my Dad's 'donated' his old egging collection to me. I was fascinated, but other than a half hearted attempt with blackbird eggs it was not something I felt any appeal for. One outdoor pursuit we should be grateful...
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    Two people break 10,000 species, and on the same day? Can it be?

    You mean you don't have to try and identify the waders!? 🤯
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    restaurants where you can bird and eat at the same time

    Stopped at this place an hour or so west of Bogota for lunch, random choice, and ended up spending most of lunch birding! 26 species, including a couple of lifers https://ebird.org/checklist/S151300505
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    Brisbane Birding Groups

    Try https://birdlife.org.au/groups/birdlife-southern-qld/
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    Princeton 75% book sale

    Jeez,not much available for shipping to Oz :(
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    Two people break 10,000 species, and on the same day? Can it be?

    That is so far from the reality of the JY story, let alone the Night Parrot story, I don't know where to start.....so I won't, since this thread is not the place for it anyway.
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    ID Australian birds

    I think it may be a Superb Lyrebird pretending to be an Eastern Whipbird and at the end of the clip a White-throated Treecreeper. Although whipbirds are certainly in that area too, as are WT treecreepers so it could just be two different birds! There is some high twittering that I think is...
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    Shaming birdwatchers on social media

    Not , generally speaking, if you are in a public place. Notwithstanding different laws in different places. In Australia many people think their photo cannot be taken without their express permission but that is not true.
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    Belize/Guatemala/Honduras - March

    I'm interested in the trip (next year!) Robert if you could share details and cost estimates, thanks
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    What waders... awful pic

    3 RNS and a Red capped Dot. for me. Any apparent difference between the RNS due to bright light/strong shadow I think.
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    Colombia Birding site advice

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    Colombia Birding site advice

    Speaking from personal experience 2 trips to Colombia 🇨🇴 March 2020 (aborted part way through for obvious reasons but did Montezuma, Otun, Tinamou) and back October 2023 (Rio Blanco) Montezuma we spent 2 nights (afternoon, full day, morning then out). Guided by Fernando I think. He was very...
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    .....or Eider and Golden Plover for that matter ;)
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    As an expat now exposed to global birding it fascinates me to get 'magpie' , 'starling', 'kingfisher' etc listed as if there is only one species in the world!
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Right , home now so after a full on day here are the final contributions from me: Black Kite Laughing Kookaburra Brown Goshawk White-faced Heron Yellow-billed Spoonbill Glossy Ibis (clean sweep of the 3 ibis species in Australia - glossy being the trickiest) Hardhead Pink-eared Duck Grey Teal...
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Add Black Swan Straw-necked Ibis
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Add: Weebill Grey Butcherbird Grey Shrikethrush Grey Currawong (bit of a run on grey there) Black-faced Cuckooshrike (which is mostly grey...) Hooded Robin
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Ok, so failed to follow basic instructions 😬 These sightings are entered directly into spreadsheet 😳 Australian Magpie rainbow lorikeet musk lorikeet Magpie-Lark Common Starling House Sparrow Pacific Black Duck Australian White Ibis Common Myna Black-shouldered Kite Yellow -tailed Black...
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    Council warn elderly woman from feeding the birds in the garden

    Four complainants not four complaints. Seems strange that, if they are such a nuisance that only four neighbours have complained (vs two properties that have received the complaints) . That said if the 'couple of dozen at most' or 50-60 pigeons, depending on you believe, were decending on my...
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    Inaccessible bird species

    Perhaps not.... https://raresgroup.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Webster-et-al-2023_Unravelling-the-mystery-of-the-Mt-Mulligan-mystery-call.pdf
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    Birding suggestions

    We spent a few days around Bogota at the start of End of September 2023 (second trip to Colombia, but spent just 1 day around Bogota in March 2020) Day 1 we flew very early into the airport and met our guide and driver and went straight up to Chingaza for the day. We had a few ebird lists for...
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    Cats and birds

    TNR is objectively a band aid solution. Strays / abandoned cats should be humanely put down, end of.
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    Help Arranging Northern Territory Visit (Australia:

    I wouldn't think about going out with Murray (Daintree Boatman Wildlife Cruises) just do it! A great trip and if there are birds and wildlife to be found he will find them :) After nearly 17 years in Australia I've still not made it to the Northern Territory so can't help with your main...