TAMWORTH BIRDWATCHERS Inc
Crimson Rosella - photo Bob Faulkner
Covid-19 and TBW Outings (V170920)
• It is the aim of the TBW Committee to run TBW Outings in a Covid Safe Way.
• This is in addition to the normal safety rules.
Motion passed at Committee Meeting (28/8/20):-
“While there are Covid restrictions the leader of each outing will be responsible for checking the current Covid restrictions on the NSW Website.
The leader will advise participants of the restrictions at the start of the outing.”
• It is the responsibility of each participant to follow the Leader(s)’ instructions.
Members & guests agree to this understanding when they sign on.
• The Leaders are volunteers and need your support, especially during this difficult time.
• Pre-booking is essential. Contact the Leader to book your place
PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2021
Tuesday morning birdwalks
Tuesday morning birdwalks on second and fourth Tuesdays at 8am.
The final one for 2021 will be on 14th Dec
The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553
Oct 30 Saturday outing to Borah TSR and Borah Crossing
Leader: Annabel Ashworth Phone 0427694147
Meet at Attunga 8.15am Prebooking essential
Nov 20 AGM and Bird Walk at Botanic Gardens Tamworth at 8am.
AGM will commence at 10:00am
Dec 4 Christmas Party - Margaret & Bill Crisp’s
No Saturday outing in December.
January's will be on on Saturday 15th 2022 going to Sheba Dam
Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner
Sep 5 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo 4 at Loomberah, Gordon Garradd
Sep 11 Great Crested Grebe at Chaffey Dam, Annabel Ashworth
Sep 1 13 White-winged Triller at Locks Lane Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth
Sep/Oct White-throated Gerygone in Acacia Park Tamworth First time here Annabel Ashworth
Jan Hosking’s List
7 September: pair Mistletoebirds, Gordon St, Calala
9 September: pair Grey Teal, Calala Creek, Calala
20 September: Hobby, Myrl St, Calala
26 September: Hobby, Myrl St, Calala
26 September: pair Regent Honeyeaters, Garibaldi Bird Route, Barraba
26 September: Brown Treecreeper, Garibaldi Bird Route, Barraba
27 September (to 9 October): White-winged Triller (male), Gordon St, Calala
1 October Sacred Kingfisher, Gordon St, Calala
4 October: Sacred Kingfisher, Gordon St, Calala
4 October: Great Cormorant, flying over Gordon St, Calala
5 October: Great Cormorant, flying over Gordon St, Calala
5 October: pair Sacred Kingfisher, Gordon St, Calala
9 October: pair Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Panorama Rd, Calala
9 October: first call heard for this summer, Eastern Koel, Gordon St, Calala
Mulla Creek, just near the property Mulla Creek 30/8/21 Buff Banded Rail, which I spotted hanging by its wing in a barbed wired fence about 10m from the road. It took quite a bit of effort to remove the three embedded barbs from its wing as it had twisted around a lot when trying to disentangle itself. Once removed I wrapped it in a towel, which protected it somewhat from the diabolical potholes and corrugations on Mulla Creek and Echo Hills Roads, and once I got back into phone signal area attempted to phone WIRES, but call did not get picked up until I was back to Monteray Rd. They suggested the vet on Goonoo Goonoo Rd, where I took it this morning. When checking on it inside the house after giving it some water, it escaped from the box, and they can run very fast! Thanks to Phil Spark for the ID, as I was not familiar with it, other than finding a dead one on Duri-Dungowan Rd (Reedy Creek causeway) in Loomberah earlier this year.
cheers, Gordon Garradd
Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane
Links- -USEFUL LINKS :-
Birding-Aus - A birding discussion group
NSW ORAC ( NSW Ornithological Appraisal Records Committee )
Graeme Chapman Natural History Photographer
Michael Dahlem Birds of Australia (Narrabri birdwatcher and photographer)
Wirefence - a UK based collection of useful birding resources for all ages
Making Nestboxes - links