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Australian Pelican: A magnificent flyer

“Oh, a wondrous bird is the pelican! His bill holds more than his belican. He can take in his beak Enough food for a week. But I’m darned if I know how the helican.” Dixon Lanier Merritt I lived in Florida in the US for over 23 years and became extremely familiar with Brown Pelicans […]

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Pale-headed Rosella: one gorgeous little bird

  Have you ever been walking through the woods and seen a bird, animal, or flower that just stopped you in your tracks? I had an experience like that in Northern Queensland. We had stopped at a camping area near Mt Carbine to look for birds in the dry forests in the area. For half […]

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Laughing Kookaburra: a Stunning Member of the Kingfisher Family

When I was young, I loved going downstairs on Saturday mornings in mid-winter to watch Tarzan movies. Johnny Weissmuller’s call would reverberate through the house to my mother’s vexation. In my pajamas, I would curl up in a blanket on the floor in front of our black and white TV and become engrossed in the […]

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Bald Eagles in the Fog along Puget Sound

The fog created an eerie feeling to our walk on the beach. It wrapped around us like a winter quilt. I could feel the dampness on my cheeks, and the air tasted salty. We had come to North Whidbey Island along Puget Sound in Washington to see what birds we might find. To our left, we […]

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