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Birds that Eat Truffles, New South Wales Bird Tour, White-backed Swallows, and more! | WBW Week 47

After an exciting adventure on my recent Central New South Wales Bird Tour this week, I have some interesting stories for you in this Weekly Bird Wrap. 

If you miss last week’s edition of Weekly Bird Wrap, head over to this page.

 

Here are some amazing stories I bring to you;

1. Birds that eat Truffles

Scientists have discovered two birds have an amazing taste for fungi. 

Research has often assumed that birds mostly turn to fungi only if their preferred meals aren’t available. However, the new findings suggest that, at least for these two Patagonian species, truffles regularly make it onto the menu.

Find out more about it by watching the full video.

 

2. My recent Central New South Wales Bird Tour

The place has been heavily flooded but fortunately, we have had the chance to see 150 birds in the area. 

It was a fantastic time especially when we went to Cocoparra National Park when we saw fabulous birds. I’ll be sharing a lot of images and videos on my website so stay tuned.

Also, let me know if you want me to organise a tour of this area – I’d love for you to come and join!

Alternatively, you can join me on my Norfolk Island Tour happening next year. To find out more about this tour or if you want to book now, head over to this page. 

I’ll see you soon!

 

3. White-backed Swallows

Here’s some trivia: White-backed Swallows build their nests by digging a burrow in an embankment. 

I’d like for you to watch the full video and learn more amazing stories about this bird!

 

4. What to do with birds that fall out of their nests?

As tempting as it can be to help the bird, the best course of action to take is to leave it alone but if the chick is in a vulnerable place, pop it up out of harm’s way. The parents are most likely nearby, hunting for food and keeping watch.

 

Norfolk Island Tour on September 02-09, 2022

Loved my bird tour content? Well, Nothing beats being there!

Join Us in Norfolk Island Tour

Join me and my brother, Michael Hermes on a personalised journey through Norfolk Island’s history, amazing wildlife, and stunning scenery drawing on the knowledge and memories from my time as a Norfolk Island National Parks Officer and Michael’s background as an archaeologist working in places such as the Northern Territory, Tasmania, and Queensland. You can book through this page.

I am very excited to see you all on this tour!

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