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Friday, 17 September 2010

Australian Birdfair

This weekend I’m in Leeton, New South Wales, to be a guest speaker at the 2010 Australian Birdfair. This fabulous event is organised by BOCA (Bird Observation and Conservation Australia) and I was thrilled when coordinator Mike Schultz phoned to invite me along!

On Friday I am conducting a workshop to build hides and talk about wildlife filmmaking with kids from some local primary schools. Then on Saturday the birdfair begins - lots of seminars about bird research, education programmes and other areas of interest for those liking our feathered Australians! I'm giving a talk about Wedge-tailed Eagles and filmmaking, to share some of the research I've done o the species in the past, and show some footage taken during this year for the film myself and Adam Hermans are working on, called A Wedged Tale.

The above photo of two feuding Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) was taken on a short birding walk with Stuart Rae near the Murrumbidgee River. I love the character of cockatoos - always up for a play-fight or a game. Much like many of the keen environmental people I'm lucky to know or be friends with!