Monthly Archives: September 2011

The razor clam

Also known as the razor fish, this animal is now taken for food, so is decreasing in numbers.    

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The last couple of days, three Pacific bazas (Aviceda subcristata, also known as crested hawks) have been flying around together and calling. We’d seen one only once before here, though we had one living in the rainforest remnant at our … Continue reading

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Corellas, honeyeaters, ibis and friarbirds

We took a little trip to Pottsville on the coast on the weekend. We’d not been on that beach before, so it was a good excuse. On the walk to the beach, there was a large group of corellas roaming … Continue reading

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The usual east coast low

Give me a minute while I extract my foot from my mouth. While it’s true that our spring has the lowest average rainfall in the year in this part of the subtropics, we do get the occasional east coast low … Continue reading

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