NATURE

Bushfires continuing, Sunday Nov 9

The dawn chorus failed this morning.

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Bushfires in our region, photographs

New analysis confirms the relationship between climate drivers such as El Niño, climate change and the Australian bushfire season.

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National Bird Week

The King Parrots and Galahs appeared in our large wattle just feet away, ten minutes afterwards!

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World Migratory Bird Day (Oct 12

Upriver were pairs of Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers.

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Rare guest in the garden

Their food trees are not doing well in the dry so they are in the gardens after callistemons etc.

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Birds are beautiful and they know it, Oct 7

The peacock’s tail worried Darwin, and more, made him feel ‘sick’ . . . but then . . .

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Extinction Elegies: Write a poem, save a quoll!

Above the Pentecost River a male Gouldian Finch
made yesterday very different to today or to tomorrow . . .

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What the world will miss ~ Sunday

This morning’s walk is a kind of worship, a feeling of being a part of something larger and bearing witness to various forms of life and landscape and myriad aesthetic experiences

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What the world will miss ~ Saturday

A day beginning with a bird survey, then a music festival, then an AFL Grand Final, then Wyn’s opening, then more football . . . a defence of sport, and a warning that culture is fragile and environmental catastrophe will break civil relations.

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What the world will miss ~ Friday

Out birding – plenty of birds but the future is grim. There is so much bad news, available in easily accessible media, not scientific journals. No one can plead ignorance.

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