Orange Bellied Parrot Survey

White-bellied Sea-Eagle Photo by Stephen Powell

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

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!

Welcome Swallow Photo by Stephen Powell

Welcome Swallow

About Stephen Powell

Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His work has attracted a number awards, which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna-Moomba Art Show. His passion shows in his works which are in demand for galleries and as private commissions. Training: Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips) Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine. Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell He takes classes and travelled to Mitchell School of Arts to take wildlife art workshops. And the Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts in Wagga Wagga. McGregor School Uni Southern Queensland Toowoomba. Grafton to be added in 2011.
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6 Responses to Orange Bellied Parrot Survey

  1. Louis says:

    Hello, I love your blog. This is a good site and I wanted to post a little note to let you know, great job!

  2. tattoo says:

    Hey man , thanks 4 writing but this post is hard to read in Safari it is showing only half the page.

    • Sorry about that. Making pages fit the range of available platforms is getting more difficult by the day.
      Only go to see my first IPad in action yesterday! Retrofitting an existing site is can take a huge amount of time.

  3. lachlan manley says:

    Hi there, nice photos
    I was also on the survey and managed to identify the 5 OBP’s at Duck Island, Swan Bay.. Was amazing sound and these birds were very healthy and excited while they flew from trees in the middle to various food on the edges. You would have taken some nice shots. They are not always on the island and i think they are smart as they will be left alone by the rec team(they were going to mist net them) to fly back to tassy where more can be done properly. Dont know if i realize still how lucky i was .

  4. Cornelia Rulli says:

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