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.”

Please note:

• 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


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

Saturday Outings  

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

September/October Sightings

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

Buff-banded Rail

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


The Internet Bird Collection

Birdlife Australia

Ausbird  - the Australia Birding Directory

NSW Bird Atlassers Inc

Tourism Tamworth

Birding-Aus - A birding discussion group

NSW ORAC ( NSW Ornithological Appraisal Records Committee )

Grey falcon study

Eremaea Birds

Cumberland Bird Observers Club,Sydney

Hunter Bird Observers Club

Hastings Birdwatchers Inc

Manning Great Lakes Birdwatchers Inc

Toowoomba Bird Observers

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