Monthly Archive for November, 2012

Living up to its name.

I mentioned recently that we’d done the IBA count, and this time our sites in the “Gippsland Lakes Important Bird Area” certainly lived up to their name with large numbers of birds and several highlights. Our first site on the Sale Common gave us the usuals with some breeding cormorants and darters, but an uncommon […]

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Not a very original title I admit but it tells the story. We recently saw the first Diplacodes in the garden and now there are about half a dozen frequenting the shrubs at the front of the house. I spent some time with them yesterday, and although they are some of the easiest to approach […]

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