Monthly Archives: September 2015

Social interaction in the free flight aviary

While down completing the daily feeding and cleaning, in the mist, rain and cold, Mike and I were lucky enough to witness the extreme of interactions noted so far in the aviary. The Wedge-tailed Eagle and Brown Goshawk were sharing a perch and in sailed this recently fledged Black Shouldered Kite. Thinking he would perch in between them, as has been seen before, he surprised us by calmly landing in perfectly on the wedgies back, where he stayed for at least half an hour. The wedgie showed no sign at all of intolerance, except towards me when I moved a little closer to get the video you can see here too. The rain poured down as you can hear in the video, my camera got wet, we got soaked but what an experience!

So much to learn, and that we don’t understand.

The Black Shouldered Kite is yet to reach dispersal age, and as always Drs Debus and Olsen have been really helpful with that info.

To be continued………..Peg

Amazing tolerance & interaction - three's a crowd!

Amazing tolerance & interaction – three’s a crowd!

 

Amazing tolerance & interaction

No signs of distress or hostility

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Bumper Bump-In at NPWS Fitzroy Falls

Well yesterday was a huge day. We setup the ARCC Inc display at NSW NPWS Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre. It looks great and has a huge range of hand-crafted items for sale. Items start at $3.50 for yummy gingerbread owls up to $350 for the limited edition Raptor Prints.

The NPWS media release was published early this week and judging by the amount of phone calls to the visitors centre there certainly seems like a lot of interest from the general public as well as local media. Hopefully with Fathers Day, Tulip Time & school holidays the display will attract a lot of visitors to help get the community aware of ARCC Inc, and also assist in fundraising efforts for the satellite tracking program.

Thanks to those who were able lend a hand arranging the mass of goods into a spectacular display, and also those who toiled for many hours making goods specifically for ARCC Inc.

Here are a few images from display setup. If you are in the Southern Highlands please call into the Visitors Centre & feel free to forward this post to anyone you think maybe interested.

Selection of items available for sale

A tired but happy ARCC Inc team after setting up display

Selection of items available for sale

Selection of items available for sale

ARCC Inc is getting great publicity & support from NPWS

ARCC Inc is getting great publicity & support from NPWS

Peg is very happy to unfurl the new ARCC Inc banner

Peg is very happy to unfurl the new ARCC Inc banner

Selection of items available for sale

Selection of items available for sale

Selection of items available for sale

Selection of items available for sale

Selection of items available for sale

Selection of items available for sale

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Article from Southern Highland News – Image courtesy Jen Walker (Fairfax Media)

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