Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo by Gail Bryant)
Many trips were undertaken in 2018 and quite a few new birds were added to the DVDs. It was a busy year with a few medical operations interspersed. I must admit I was a bit slack with blog entries but hope to make up for it now.
The highlight of the year was a trip to Broome in early September. We did three excursions with the staff from the Broome Bird Observatory and spent a few more days in Broome checking out the sites, coffee and pearls. Great place.
In addition to Broad-billed Flycatcher, above, new bird species included:
Grey Plover and Long-toed Stint. Not bad for a week.
Another trip to Melbourne in early June gave us the opportunity to visit Healesville Sanctuary. Here we were able to add more video and photos of Scarlet-chested Parrot and video of the rare
Cricket is another passion of mine. On the rest day at the National Veterans Cricket carnival at Penrith NSW, in November, I was able to video
Returning from an over 67s cricket carnival in Newcastle, in December, I managed to find a
at Farquhar Inlet. The Aleutian Terns could not be found!!
The total number on video at the end of the year is 492. It looks like 500 can be achieved. A resolution for 2019.