SC Marine Society outing postponed to Sunday 29th June 1pm

Due to the dramatic wet and windy weather and wave warnings, we have decided to postpone the Bithry outing for a couple of weeks. Same details but Sunday 29th June at 1pm:

We are going to explore a beach and rock platform that is quite hidden and little known except to local residents. We will meet up at the Bithry Inlet Car Park At 1.00 pm and then walk the easy 500 m walk to this little beach. Get to the meeting place by travelling North from Tathra towards Bermagui then turning off just North of Tanja at the Middle Lagoon, Tanja Lagoon Camp, Bithry Inlet turnoff. Follow this road for around 1km then turn left to Bithry Inlet.

Low tide is around 2pm.   If the tide is low enough, we will see a Humpback Whale skull that came from an animal beached there a couple of years ago.
Please contact Michael McMaster for any questions: 0487 118 490 email: marine_mike@bigpond.com

 

Osprey …….& other raptors

An Osprey was sighted perched on a bare branch at Dolphin cove,wonder if  it is related to ones seen in summer around the Merimbula Lake ?Also  over the Tura Headland & beach south of BourndaRaptor1Raptors3

Island were adult & juvenile Sea Eagles . Nankeen Kestrel1

Unfortunately we were not fast enough to get a photo of the Osprey at Tura Beach, but it was identified by three people, two of whom have lived in Scotland, so are very familiar with these splendid raptors.

Compared to mammals,birds have relatively large eyes and in particular  raptors have greater visual acuity than any known animal …… watch the sea eagle leave its perch high in trees or cliffs swoop for a fish or a kestrel hovering for a small rodent.

Any photos & information are welcome……. more soon.