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
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
Normal Tuesday and Saturday outings will recommence in February 2021
For further in formation please contact the Acting President on 0428295811
Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner
INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS:
October November Sightings
Oct 6 Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo, Leaden Flycatcher,White-throated Gerygone, Spotted Pardalote and nest at Omara, Niangla, Jan Hosking
Oct 8 Sacred Kingfisher at Gordon St Calala, Jan Hosking, see photo below
Oct 12 Red-browed Treecreeper, Satin Bowerbird, Scarlet Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Varied Sittella, Striated Pardalote and nest at Curracabundi NP, Jan Hosking
Oct 6 Australasian Figbird in East Tamworth, Penny Turner
Oct 20 Spotted Harrier at “Ravensfield” Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair
Oct 21 Musk Lorikeet, 30+ as well as the usual Rainbow Lorikeets in Bottlebrush bushes at Kootingal, James Ardill
Oct 21 Rainbow Bee-eater 3 hawking insects at Peel river, Tamworth, Euan Leckie
Oct 21 Glossy Black-Cockatoo, 2 at Appleby Bridge, Tamworth, Denise Kane
Oct 22 Red-winged Parrot at ”Ravensfield” Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair
Oct 23 Eastern Koel male in mulberry tree for several days at Kootingal, James Ardill
Oct 26 Plum-headed Finch, approximately 50 at Goonoo Goonoo Creek, Calala, John Homewood
Oct 28 Rufous Fantail at Attunga State Forest, Denise Kane
Oct 31 Musk Lorikeet, 7 at Calala, Jan Hosking
Nov 1 Channel-billed Cuckoo, 2 being chased by 10 very noisy Little Corellas at Calala, Jan Hosking
Nov 3 Satin Bowerbird, male and female, Weebill, Red-browed Treecreeper, Wedge-tailed Eagle being harassed by 6 Australian Ravens at Curracabundi NP, Jan Hosking
Nov 4 White-backed Swallow at Peel River near Jewry St, Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth
Nov 8 Stubble Quail, Plum-headed Finch, Rainbow Bee-eaters at Appleby Lane , 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