Participated in an Orange Bellied Parrot survey on the weekend. Unfortunately no sightings. I did however add 5 birds to my list. These are a couple of the shots I grabbed along the way. A day at a sewerage treatment plant my not sound very attractive but this is around wetlands at the end of the process. No smell and lots of birds. This is an internationally recognised wetland area that hosts a large variety and numbers of birds. Some make seasonal visits from very distant parts of the planet including Siberia.
News Flash: 10/08/2010
8 orange Bellied Parrots were seen that day by other groups that were part of a coordinated search. One possible reason for the decline is a change in flowering – fruiting of a major food source for the species. Dare I say another sign of a warming planet!