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Today in the local rag we have had some amazing photos of bush budgies in the BILLIONS around the diamantina river down Qld. way. [the sunday mail]. Please post some photos if you have some. Even from the media... they are amazing... we should organize a field tripp...

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Thanks for the link Catherine, good picture of wild budgies but I speak of the situation now where the locals have never seen numbers like it, they are literally darkening the sky. The sight and the sound must be thrilling, for a budgie lover.

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Yes. I saw it on the news on Channel Nine. I looked up their website for a link but could not find it.

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Thanks for trying, I really, really want to get up there to check it out...maybe see ya up there? Be great to have a feild trip... Liv is keen, I think we should work on her ha, ha. She could breath life into it

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:WobbleSign: :rofl: :rofl:

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I bet Kaz is checking her frequent flier points...

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Good work birdluv, exactly what I'm talking about.

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Are these the photos you are looking for?http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2009/10/27/2725452.htm
Fantastic bird_luv......I looked on the courier mail website and found NOTHING.Arnt they beautiful photo's...... :)
Good work birdluv, exactly what I'm talking about.
Great topic Richo....so natural and beautiful.....I'm in for the road trip!! ;) Edited by anne101

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Cheers Anne101, the action is apparently due far west of you in Boulia...never heard of it but looking forward to getting there

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They are spectacular photos!

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how awesome... the further away pics look like a massive insect swarm!! It always amazes me how birds in huge flocks can fly all together without crashing into each other! :)

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Great topic Richo....so natural and beautiful.....I\'m in for the road trip!! :)

 

well you guys can swing by and grab me im up for a holiday been up for one for years now lol

what better than camping out in a swag with budgies chattering and flying all around

 

it will be beautiful when they all go to nest and start feeding the fledglings their little heads popping out the holes

how beautiful would that be

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There is an old abandoned police station 20 kilometers out of Boulia, next to a water hole which is a special spot renowned for bird watching, picnics, bbq's etc. Crikey, they even found a night parrot out that way in the nineties after thinking they were extinct for fifty odd years. Cracking spot for a field trip.

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There is an old abandoned police station 20 kilometers out of Boulia, next to a water hole which is a special spot renowned for bird watching, picnics, bbq's etc. Crikey, they even found a night parrot out that way in the nineties after thinking they were extinct for fifty odd years. Cracking spot for a field trip.

 

looks like its you and me kiddo :) sounds like lots a fun

mabe you could bring that turkey we could do roast spuds in garlic and rosemary sauce in a ash fire pit

 

you comming anne ??? anyone ??

really all jokes aside

it does sound lovely would it be hard to get their ?

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I bet Kaz is checking her frequent flier points...

Kaz doesnt do frequent flier points :) Kaz is away ( out of town ) as her Dad has just passed away.

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Good work birdluv, exactly what I'm talking about.

:bow:

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I would scream so hard if that came flying towards me, lol

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There is an old abandoned police station 20 kilometers out of Boulia, next to a water hole which is a special spot renowned for bird watching, picnics, bbq's etc. Crikey, they even found a night parrot out that way in the nineties after thinking they were extinct for fifty odd years. Cracking spot for a field trip.

 

looks like its you and me kiddo :celebrate: sounds like lots a fun

mabe you could bring that turkey we could do roast spuds in garlic and rosemary sauce in a ash fire pit

 

you comming anne ??? anyone ??

really all jokes aside

it does sound lovely would it be hard to get their ?

 

You sound like an amazing cook G.B. and I am pretty handy with the tea towel. These flocks can fly 100km at a time so we will probably need a vehicle to track 'em down. I honestly don't think the heat will bother us as our bird watching will be around dawn and dusk. If we left from your's I guess we are talking two to three days driving each way and say four days there? Ten days all up. I take it from the swilling yellow faces the esky will be in our car...

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There is an old abandoned police station 20 kilometers out of Boulia, next to a water hole which is a special spot renowned for bird watching, picnics, bbq's etc. Crikey, they even found a night parrot out that way in the nineties after thinking they were extinct for fifty odd years. Cracking spot for a field trip.

 

looks like its you and me kiddo :celebrate: sounds like lots a fun

mabe you could bring that turkey we could do roast spuds in garlic and rosemary sauce in a ash fire pit

 

you comming anne ??? anyone ??

really all jokes aside

it does sound lovely would it be hard to get their ?

 

You sound like an amazing cook G.B. and I am pretty handy with the tea towel. These flocks can fly 100km at a time so we will probably need a vehicle to track 'em down. I honestly don't think the heat will bother us as our bird watching will be around dawn and dusk. If we left from your's I guess we are talking two to three days driving each way and say four days there? Ten days all up. I take it from the swilling yellow faces the esky will be in our car...

 

lol

i thing we should borough my brothers fat boy its got a bar fridge and head set helmets lol i can picture it now :rofl: :rofl:

us taking turns to ride it whilst the other gets sloshed on the back couch :rofl:

 

im going to look the funnest when its my turn to ride and we need to place trainers on the bike :blink:

you video cam in one hand and vodka black in the other :rofl:

ill be like just point to the sky richo as i try keep us upright :D

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our family almost went out there but it was a bit 2 far for us. I wish we had of thought. wonderful pictures!

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Hi all, I got back monday after two weeks at Streaky Bay, the last two days of the trip bird watching at my friends farm out in the back blocks. My friend said the flocks of budgies were in the hundreds when it was wettest, at the end of august. He then told me last weekend he hadn't seen any now for a month. You can imagine my delight when late sunday afternoon, the night before I returned home, I saw a small flock of about fifteen, in flight. I turned my mate's ute around and followed and luckily they lit in a tree a couple of hundred metres on. What surprised me was how fast they are! They are larger than I thought they would be, and in flight more beautiful than I imagined. At the end of august the bird life was most prolific, when the puddles were the size of tennis courts. The farmer thinks budgies and other birds eat the insects which abound under those conditions. When the puddles were largest he saw a mad violet bird he has only seen twice in thirty years. I had to look at it in a book lol. I will post some pictures on the weekend after learning how to do so with an apple mac. [may have to hassle a mod.] I guess the lesson I have learnt is to go as soon as the roads are passable for the bird watching trips of a life time.

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Hi all, I got back monday after two weeks at Streaky Bay, the last two days of the trip bird watching at my friends farm out in the back blocks. My friend said the flocks of budgies were in the hundreds when it was wettest, at the end of august. He then told me last weekend he hadn't seen any now for a month. You can imagine my delight when late sunday afternoon, the night before I returned home, I saw a small flock of about fifteen, in flight. I turned my mate's ute around and followed and luckily they lit in a tree a couple of hundred metres on. What surprised me was how fast they are! They are larger than I thought they would be, and in flight more beautiful than I imagined. At the end of august the bird life was most prolific, when the puddles were the size of tennis courts. The farmer thinks budgies and other birds eat the insects which abound under those conditions. When the puddles were largest he saw a mad violet bird he has only seen twice in thirty years. I had to look at it in a book lol. I will post some pictures on the weekend after learning how to do so with an apple mac. [may have to hassle a mod.] I guess the lesson I have learnt is to go as soon as the roads are passable for the bird watching trips of a life time.

I hope the farmers in the area put their stock away , billions of budgies would make short work of of a herd of cows!!

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