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.
• Currently, numbers are limited to 30 people for our outings.
• Pre-booking is essential. Contact the Leader to book your place
PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2020/1
We have resumed our Tuesday morning bird walks on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553
Oct 22 No Social Meeting
Oct 24 Saturday Outing to Gunnedah, leader Annabel Ashworth 0427 694 147
Nov 26 No Social Meeting
Nov 28 Saturday Outing to Blue Hole, Armidale and Dangars Lagoon, leader Joan Dunne, 0427 117 902
Dec 5 Christmas Party at Margaret and Bill Crisps, 228 Dunoon Rd. Moore Creek,
Jan 9 Annual Outing to Sheba Dam, leader Joan Dunne 0427 117 902
For further in formation please contact the Acting President on 0428295811
Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner
INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS:
Aug 20 Turquoise Parrots at Limbri, Sue and Rob Dorrington
Aug Green Catbird reported from Barraba feeding on privet berries in the town on two consecutive days, Friend of Rosemary Milson’s
Sep 5 Mistletoebird pair in garden at Gordon Street Calala, Jan Hosking
Sep 8 Australian King-Parrot 8 +1 Red-winged Parrot and 2 Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters at Kootingal, James Ardill
Sep 8 Little Friarbird at Peel River, Tamworth, David Godden
Sep 9 White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1km from Limbri down the Cockburn River, John Homewood
Sep 12 Rainbow Bee-eater pair at Currabubula, Joan Dunne
Sep 13 Medium sized raptor using fence on Duri/Dungowan Road to secure a brown snake so it could skin and eat it, Gordon Garradd
Sep 13 Black Falcon, 2 flying over Calala, Jan Hosking
Sep 13 Barn Owl heard for about 10 minutes at midnight at Calala, Jan Hosking
Sep 14 Black-fronted Dotterel male at Quipolly Dam, David Godden
Sep 14 Black Swan pair with 4 cygnets and Australasian Grebe at Old Quipolly Dam, Robyn Munro
Sep 15 Rainbow Bee-eaters eating bees around poronia vine in full flower, Gordon Garradd
Sep 15 Sacred Kingfisher in garden in Gordon Street, Calala and it was back 22 and 30 September, Jan Hosking
Sep 17 Channel-billed Cuckoo at East Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth
Sep 18 Channel-billed Cuckoo pair mating at Dunoon Rd Moore Creek, Jean Coady
Sep 18 Channel-billed Cuckoo pair eating cotoneaster berries at Ravensfield, Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair
Sep 22 Yellow-faced Honeyeater at Oxley Vale, first time at this site, Annabel Ashworth
Sep 22 Southern Boobook in East Tamworth, Penny Turner
Sep 22 Great Cormorant and Australian Wood Duck pair with 11 ducklings on Peel River, Tamworth, David Godden
Sep 23 Channel-billed Cuckoo at Loomberah, first sighting this season, Gordon Garradd
Sep 26 Diamond Dove, Diamond Firetail, Dusky Woodswallow, Purple-backed (Variegated) Fairy-wren, Rufous Songlark, Golden Whistler and White-throated Gerygone at Bundarra, Joan Dunne, see trip report for full list
Sep 27 Blue-billed Duck and Australasian, Hoary-headed and Great Crested Grebe at Quipolly Dam, Annabel Ashworth and Eric Fair
Sep 28 Sacred Kingfisher in garden at “Ravensfield” Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair
Sep 30 Australian King-Parrot nesting in river red gum tree near Goonoo Goonoo Creek, South Tamworth, John Homewood
Sep Common Bronzewing at Dunoon Road, Moore Creek, on and off for a couple of weeks, Jean Coady
Sep Brown Magpie at John Hollands neighbours place at Daruka Estate, Tamworth
Sep Magpies flying upside dawn for short distance in various places around Loomberah whilst swooping, Gordon Garradd
Oct 1 Eastern Koel heard at Calala, first for the season, Jan Hosking
Oct 1 Azure Kingfisher at “Ravensfield”, Appleby Lane Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth
Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane
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