John Croston

It is with much sadness that we advise that John has died after battling cancer in recent months. Our committee will miss him, his quiet disposition, always providing us with thoughtful and measured advice and encouragement. We have sent our condolences to John’s wife Rosemary and sons Miles and Nick. A funeral service will be …

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More Migratory Shorebirds arrive for Summer (17 October 2021)

Whilst we were installing the temporary fence on Friday (15 October), we saw four Red-necked Stints, the first we’ve seen this year at Ocean Beach. Perhaps even more exciting was a group of about 50 Fairy Terns, roosting and feeding along with the Crested Terns. They were also landing on Fairy Tern Island, just north …

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First Migratory Shorebird of Summer (10 September 2021)

Kirsty and I saw our first migratory shorebirds of Summer (well Spring really); 2 beautiful Common Sandpipers on the Wilson Inlet at Spring Bay, one roosting on a log and one feeding on the shoreline. They have a characteristically bobbing motion when feeding and are generally found on the shoreline, quite often at the Prawn …

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Outing Report – Little River Ripper – 17 August 2021

Kirsty Anderson Ten of us enjoyed a sunlit walk along the edge of the Wilson Inlet between Little River and Campbell Road. Spring was in the air, bringing-out several courting couples of the feathered variety. There was a delightful array of birdsong, some mild bush-bashing to avoid some areas of water over the path and …

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