Last week my grandsons found a Tawny Frogmouth dead in our yard. The bird had been hunting around Water St and the Cove for a few years and would roost in our yard, it met an untimely death. We also found evidence of a regurgitated small mammal probably a marsupial mouse that had taken a rat/mouse bait next to the dead bird. One can presume that this was the cause of death.
Autumn Clouds over NACmpicklesTue, 07/05/2013 - 11:20pm
Autumn this year in North Arm Cove has rewarded residents with some glorious weather. Sun-filled days. Crisp still mornings. A spectacular full-moon rise over the Cove. Star-filled night skies. This photo from Maria illustrates just one of the many beautiful autumn mornings on the water at North Arm Cove.
Choughs on the nest mpicklesWed, 12/09/2012 - 8:03pm
Help protect our Choughs
Choughs are breeding in the bush behind Eastslopes. Many long term residents are familiar with these amusing birds. The White-winged chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) is a black bird with white wing feathers visible when in flight. On first sight they may be mistaken for a raven or currawong. They live in family groups of up to 10.
Doplhin Watch results for Port Stephens have been completed.
A few residents in the Cove joined in the watch for 30 minutes from 9;00 am on the 6 May 2012 . Points for observations were provided by National Parks.No Dolphins were sighted at the time.
A total of 58 dolphjins were sighted in the area surveyed.Maquarie University record a consistent count of approximately 100 dolphins in the Port Stephens area. the National Parks survey augments the work being done by Universities.
The NSW Recreational Saltwater Fishing guide www.dpi.nsw.gov.au has useful information on crabbing. The following rules re crab traps (excerpts only, refer to the original for details) may save you from losing the trap: