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Comings and goings of the birds of King Island

It may look and feel like winter - and indeed it is winter! - but many of the islands’ birds will be starting to prepare for breeding. Start watching for signs of this; birds hanging out in pairs rather than flocks or flying about with sticks or feathers in the bills. Have you ever watched a Welcome Swallow try and manipulate a feather into its nest for lining? They can be so funny; often losing it and having to catch it again in their tiny bills. But they are so persistent, determined and focused on the job. Many of us could learn from them about how to achieve the seemingly impossible. Bass Strait migrations will also be starting in the near future. We need to know more about when the

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