1st bird list Shoal Point Road, Mackay, Qld

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1st bird list Shoal Point Road, Mackay, Qld

So I was shaving this morning and looked out the window to see my backyard pair of Orange-footed Scrubfowl.

You might be interested to see my 1st bird list from my new backyard.

Note: 1 new species for me - Yellow Honeyeater. I got a 2nd new species on the weekend - Bar-breasted Honeyeater but I had to drive for it.

(hover mouse over pics for species name)

pacman
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I should explain about the Red-capped Plover - the property runs from the road to the beach reserve and therefore I will regard that part of the beach as part of my backyard. I wonder what other shorebirds I will get in my backyard?

Peter

dwatsonbb
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Nice place Peter, nice variety, hope you enjoy your new backyard.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Rick N
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Nice range of birds.

rawshorty
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Nice one, Peter. I will give you a little time to find the hot spots and then i might pop up for a cuppalaugh

It sounds like it won't take you long too long to catch up to my count of 60wink

Shorty......Canon gear

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Hey, pacman, you threw me for a while with the Dusky Myzomela until I found that it's another name for the Dusky Honeyeater Myzomela obscura. Is the species commonly called Dusky Myzomela in your part of the world?

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I didn't intend to confuse anyone but that is the name on my list., I try to use the latest version of the list put out by BARC (Birds Australia Rarities Committee)

734.00 Myzomela obscura Dusky Myzomela

735.00 Myzomela erythrocephala Red-headed Myzomela

736.00 Myzomela sanguinolenta Scarlet Myzomela

Peter

Woko
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Interesting. I'll try to be alert for it next time.

pacman
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Today's new additions - Rainbow Bee-eater and Olive-backed Sunbird (pics when I get time)

Peter

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Great photographic  list pacman.

I enjoyed it as a bird id self quiz too - just mouse over for the answer.!

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amazing variety in your backyard pacman. i only get cockatoos. if thats your first bird list, i think you will smash my bird list of 140 birds in australia. and thats over 2 years.laugh

William.S

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Willskrills wrote:

amazing variety in your backyard pacman. i only get cockatoos. if thats your first bird list, i think you will smash my bird list of 140 birds in australia. and thats over 2 years.laugh

Peter is on holiday at the moment so just to let you know, this is his new backyard list.

His full list is about 470wink but i am sure it will be more when he gets backlaugh

Shorty......Canon gear

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Willskrills
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oh,never knew that, thanks shorty.

William.S

pacman
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I'm back from the Nine Grasswren Tour http://sabirding.com/grasswren.html#nine having added 34 species to my list including 7 grasswrens and the Grey Falcon (high on a tower) and a number of sub-species.

To catch up with my backyard bird list here are pics of the Rainbow Bee-eater and Olive-backed Sunbirds (I got better sunbird pics on the weekend)

Peter

Rick N
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Hi Peter, trying to send Warbler article but says email mailbox is full?

Annie W
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pacman wrote:

I should explain about the Red-capped Plover - the property runs from the road to the beach reserve and therefore I will regard that part of the beach as part of my backyard. I wonder what other shorebirds I will get in my backyard?

I consider the bush my backyard, even though it is nowhere near me and quite a walk to get to blushwink  I must say, I'm a little bit impressed with your backyard collection so far Peter.  Any new sightings since your last post?  And, where are those Grasswren shots, hmmm? laugh

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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Oh sorry, just noticed you updated your backyard list only yesterday.

NW Tasmania

pacman
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Rick N wrote:

Hi Peter, trying to send Warbler article but says email mailbox is full?

Just back from my trip and therefore need to clean out some emails

Should be good by mid-afternoon

I did receive your earlier email and pics.

Peter

pacman
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and on 14 July I saw

Peter

pacman
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I arrived back on saturday and on Sunday 3/8 added 4 more to the list to make 23

Peter

pacman
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well its been 22 days of backyard birding since the last birds that I posted and I have added to my list

I now have 45 species on my backyard list

some of the birds are not good models and therefore the pics are average

Peter

pacman
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but wait there's more

Peter

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and more

Peter

Willskrills
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Amazing variety Pacman.

William.S

Annie W
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What!?  No set of steak knives?  That's one heck of a growing list there Peter, very impressed.  You'd have to be pleased with your vast variety of visitors so far?

NW Tasmania

timrp
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What a variety of birds to have in your backyard!

pacman
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yes, I have a continual smiley on my face - the new role is good and I have good birding in my backyard

all that in 6 weeks (I was away for 2 weeks)

I am hoping that the Olive-backed Sunbirds decide to nest in my backyard

Peter

ihewman
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So, are you living in Mackay now? That's handy as I am doing a trip to North QLD in November, stopping at Eungella for the one and only bird... perhaps I should come to your place or you can join us as we go to McEwen's Beach.

Brandon (aka ihewman)

pacman
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yes,

the Eungella Honeyeater is currently very hard to find but you should be right in November

I assume that you have googled 'birding mackay' and have a copy of the Mackay BA brochure

email me closer to the time when you have your dates sorted and I will help where possible

Peter

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I was in Brisbane last weekend and on Saturday this weekend; birding at Hay Point just south of Mackay on Sunday morning and so had a walk around my backyard on Sunday afternoon - 3 new species to add to my backyard list now 49; the Imperial Pigeon suggests that the migrants are starting to move through

Peter

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I have been hoping that the Olive-backed Sunbirds that I first saw on 12 July would choose to nest near 'The Cottage' and I actually hung a number of strings up in an effort of encouragement.

A few weeks back I saw a nest on the clothes line in my unused carport, actually only when I disturbed the brd by taking off my sheets.

Things seemed to go quiet and I was away on a weekend and then for a Sydney trip.

I was delighted when I noticed the canopy over the entry hole indicating occupancy.

The dark vertical line in pic 2 is the towel that I have hung there for some protection.

Peter

pacman
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I have forgotten this thread for a while but got #s 56 & 57 yesterday

Peter

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I also had a visit from a Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo family who started visiting on 15 Nov 

Peter

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