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Archive for month: October, 2013
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Just a reminder that this Saturday 19th October we are meeting at Bermagui with a couple of options of things to do. You can help us trial shore-based whalewatching from Dickinson Point, or join a beach survey atShelley/Cowrie Beach.
We will meet at the Fishermen’s Wharf at 12 noon, have lunch and then decide what to do at 1:00pm.
Please wear layers of clothing as we cannot be confident what the weather will bring, sensible shoes for a clamber down to the beach and sun hats sunscreen etc.
We look forward to seeing you there.
1. 2nd November(Saturday) Whale Festival at Eden,
2. 3rd Nov.(Sunday) shore based whalewatching at Greencape with Geoff Ross from NPWS Cape Solander
3. 17th November(Sunday) Secret beach at Haycock Point. Meet at Bar mouth car park for a 1km walk to the beach at noon
While walking back from the beach we almost stepped on a Jacky lizard laying and depositing eggs into a hole in the middle of the path.We watched it pushing the egg into the hole, packing them down with forceful headbutts and then scraping some of the very hard packed dirt into the hole to cover the 6 or 7 eggs inside.The lizard put her head right into the hole,scraped more dirt into it and then stayed near the hole until we left.
Apparently the eggs can take anything from 40-100 days to hatch depending upon the temperature of the ground .
Jacky lizards/dragons shelter beneath fallen branches,hollow logs and frequently climb low shrubs or posts to feed or bask in the sun.
Due to a cancellation, there are a few days which are available at Greencape Lighthouse cottages next week. This is a rare chance as we are at the height of the whale and Shearwater migrations and there are lots of exciting things to see at Greencape at the moment. Days available are 14th – 17th October – next Monday to Thursday.
If you are interested please go online to book: http://www.auswideservices.com.au/index.php/holiday-accommodation-green-cape/
Following our Incorporation we will be holding our first AGM on Saturday 12th October at 2:30pm at Auswide Merimbula (Cabarita Place, behind the Lakeview Hotel).
Everyone who has registered and logged a sighting is a Member, so we invite you all to come and participate in this inaugural AGM.
We will be giving a brief description of our progress in the two years of the project since our launch in 2011. After the election of the Committee, Doug Reckord of Bournda Environmental Education Centre will be giving a presentation about the uses and value of the Atlas of Life.
You will be very welcome.
Fiordland Penguin 11
Well here he is ,progressing well ,has increased his weight by 100g. by being fed a diet of pilchards by his carer Janine from Wires.
The Canberra Ornithologist Group come each year to Green Cape at about this time to observe. They are particularly interested in migrating seabirds.
Have a look at their blog site to see what they saw: http://mipartners.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/cog-at-green-cape-in-2013.html
We were lucky to catch up with them to discuss the moderation of bird sightings (for our Atlas of Life database) and we gained a lot from their experience and ideas. If you are interested in learning more and adding to our discussion, please contact us here.