Brahminy Kite (photo by Gail Bryant)
Early this month we travelled to South West Rocks for the annual Northern NSW Birdlife Spring Campout. It was nice to catch up with some familiar faces and about 160 species of birds for the weekend. While no video of new species was taken, I took some clips of a Striated Pardalote building a nest in a deep tyre track, an Eastern Barn Owl, a Brahminy Kite and a few other species. Gail added about 5 photos of new species. A Square-tailed Kite was observed on one of our excursions and Gail was lucky enough to take a reasonable photo as it moved over a break in the trees but I was not quick enough with the video camera. This species has been difficult to capture as it is usually hovering just above the canopy. At least we know where we are a chance of finding one.
A great weekend was had by all and we were on the hunt for a new species.