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Birds in the CovejaninerSat, 07/10/2017 - 4:00pm
Channel-billed cuckoo

Birds in the Cove

North Arm Cove sounds like an aviary at the moment. The gums are still in flower and all sorts of birds are feeding and nesting.

I heard the channel-billed cuckoo for the first time this spring on 17 September. The Eastern koel has also arrived.The minor birds are busy chasing these larger birds wherever they go, mainly as they are cuckoos who lay their eggs in the nests of other birds.

The local plover was fussing in the middle of the night on Friday, so I hope his sole surviving chick...

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janinerSun, 17/09/2017 - 9:19pm

The weather is warming up and the Cove has burst into bloom. Have a look at the website gallery for pictures of some of the wild flowers currently out in the bush. Earlier this week we had a good look along the tracks north of the village towards Bulga Creek. There are stacks of small bushes with flowers out in bloom, lots of yellow peas, purple boronias and white tea trees to name just a few. There are also quite a few orchids.

Earlier damage by developer
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peterfFri, 19/05/2017 - 6:56pm

An intense legal battle between the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and Mr Phillip Dong Fang Lee’s LDF Enterprise, the owner of an iconic 409-hectare waterfront site on Port Stephens’ northern shore, has resulted in defeat for Mr Lee.

At issue was the right of the OEH to enter the site, which stretches from Bundabah, to Fame Cove, to investigate the reported existence of Aboriginal heritage sites, including middens, and, if confirmed, to assess whether they have been damaged.

This assessment process was part of a wider effort by the NSW Government and MidCoast Council to...

Not always so easy to see
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peterfTue, 02/05/2017 - 12:59pm

The dolphin census has been concluded. The article below is now only of historical interest.

The Marine Parks Association will be conducting a census of Port Stephens Bottlenose dolphins on Sunday 4th June and is keen to line up some volunteers to cover the Western half of the port – from North Arm Cove to Soldiers Point and Big Swan Bay/Karuah.

In previous years, the association has had very few observers participating in this particular section of Port Stephens but is hoping things will be different this year. The...

The pile ...
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mareli121Mon, 06/03/2017 - 4:29pm

So many thanks to all those who fronted up during and between rain showers for the annual picking up of rubbish - in this instance, sodden rubbish, from the environs of North Arm Cove. This year due to the brilliant turn out, 27 very able souls in all, we ranged further than expected and as a result North Arm Cove looks a whole lot better for it.

There was less rubbish than in the past, so that meant we could look at other areas. My genuine thanks goes to Mr. Tony Hann for his help in giving me such...

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