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The Hobcroft Family Diary

4-10 January 2016

The Hobcrofts (Dion, Lise, Grace and Daniel)

Report by Dion Hobcroft

The ultra-rare King Island Brown Thornbill has never been photographed before to my knowledge.

This is only the fourth sighting since 1972....

July 14, 2016

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....

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