Crimson Rosella - photo Bob Faulkner



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

Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner


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