Crimson Rosella - photo Bob Faulkner


PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2020

PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2020

We have resumed our Tuesday morning bird walks on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.


It is proposed to resume Saturday birdwalks on August 29th 


Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner

INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS:


May/June/July Sightings

MAY Black-Kite over Highway at Nemingha, James Ardill

Jun 6 Spotted Bowerbird, 8 Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Fantail at Back Kootingal Road, Marianne and Bruce Terrill

Jun 19 Grey-crowned Babblers at Quipolly Dam, Joan Dunne

Jun 24 Striated Pardalote and Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo heard in East Tamworth, first time at this site, Penny Turner

Jun 24 Great Egret, 2 at small dam near Goonoo Goonoo Road opposite AELEC, James Ardill

Jun 25 Blue-faced Honeyeater at North Tamworth, Penny Turner

Jun 26 Australian King-Parrots feasting on flowering gums along Duri Road, James Ardill

Jun 26 Little Corella, large flocks flying over East Tamworth for past week, Penny Turner

Jun 26 Rufous Whistler at Back Kootingal Road, Marianne and Bruce Terrill

Jun 27 Spotted Harrier near New England Highway at Kootingal, James Ardill

Jun 27 Blue-faced Honeyeater and Satin Bowerbird at Woolomin Reserve, Joan Dunne

Jun 27 White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike at Back Kootingal Road, Marianne and Bruce Terrill

Jun 27 Rufous Whistler female and Eastern Spinebill at Calala, Jan Hosking

Jun 28 Eastern Spinebill at Kootingal, James Ardill

Jun 28 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, 3 at Back Kootingal Road, Marianne and Bruce Terrill

Jun 30 Musk Lorikeet at least 6 at Dunoon Road, Moore Creek, Jean Coady

Jun 30 Australian Hobby over Calala Lane, James Ardill

Jun 30 Straw-necked Ibis, 40 + near Burgmans Lane, James Ardill

Jun 30 Australian Pelican flying over Calala before dawn, Jan Hosking

Jun 30 Diamond Dove and Plum-headed Finch at Back Borah TSR, Denise Kane

Jun 30 Cockatiels at Borah Crossing TSR Denise Kane

Jul 1 Brown Goshawk over Calala, Jan Hosking

Jul 5 Rufous Songlark still calling at Moore Creek, Denise Kane

Jul 8 White-faced Heron flying over East Tamworth, first time for this site, Penny Turner

Notes from Jan Hosking

My Brown Honeyeaters have built a nest in our plumbago, but after the cold weather last week seemed to have abandoned it. It was in a very open part of the bush, so maybe they will try for somewhere a little less exposed. Brown Honeyeater’

Our local Masked Lapwings are currently nesting on the corner of Calala Lane and Campbell St. They have nested in this general area for a number of years, and the local people know to look out for them. This year someone has put up some stakes to make sure that the council don’t mow over the nest – photos attached!






Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane