Crimson Rosella - photo Bob Faulkner


PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2020

PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2020


There are no proposed outings at the current time, however they will resume when social distancing is relaxed.


Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner

INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS:



April/May Sightings


  • Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, 6 at Dungowan, Penny Turner
  • Variegated Fairy-wren at Glengarvin Reserve, Oxley Vale, Annabel Ashworth
  • Little Grassbird at Long Yard Golf Course, Terri Mower
  • Blue-faced Honeyeater 4 at Calala, Betty Reed, unusual for this site
  • Square-tailed Kite at Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth, James Ardill, first for this site Scarlet Honeyeater at Kootingal and Red Wattlebird been around all week, James Ardill Fan-tailed Cuckoos at Loomberah last couple of weeks, Gordon Garradd
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle circling over East Tamworth, Penny Turner
  • Australian Reed-Warbler at Peel River Tamworth, northern end of CBD, Mafa Mann Square-tailed Kite at Longyard, Tamworth, Andrew Bishop
  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos, 3 over East Tamworth, Penny Turner
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle over Daruka/Johnson Rd area, James Ardill
  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, 2 eating casuarinas at Dungowan, Penny Turner
  • Two plum headed finches, 8 Turquoise Parrots including some fledglings, 1 Crested Shrike- tit, 6 to 8 Jacky Winters, Numerous Rufous Whistlers, Peaceful Dove ,200 to 300 Galahs flocking over Moonbi at Moonbi Common, James Ardill
  • Pallid Cuckoo at Back Kootingal Road, Kootingal, Andrew Bishop

Jan’s Sightings for April at Calala


Early April: a pair of Rufous Whistlers, visiting my backyard quite frequently 20 April: Fan-tailed Cuckoo, a first for my backyard

22 April: Grey Fantail, my backyard

23 April: Noisy Friarbird, my backyard – and seen frequently since then 24 April: 3 Pied Butcherbirds, my front yard

28 April: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, my backyard

30 April: Australian Hobby, Myrl St Calala (The Outlook)

1 May: Australian Hobby, Myrl St Calala (The Outlook) – unsuccessfully hunting

4 May: 2 Yellow-rumped Thornbills, my backyard – I often hear them around, but they don’t often land in the backyard, perhaps it’s a bit too enclosed. But I got a photo!

6 May: Striated Pardelote – heard (not seen) in my backyard – another first.

Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane