SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH SURVEYS OF THE SHEARWATERS IN THE FURNEAUX ISLAND. Ever been interested in just how the short- tailed shearwater are surveyed to ensure that take is sustainable? If you have some free time 5-9 December, are relatively fit and prepared to get a bit dirty sliding sticks down holes to detect […]
Hi Everyone, Just a quick reminder that mutton bird season is open from the 2nd April 2011 until 17th April 2011 on Flinders Island. Just remember if you don’t have a mutton birding licence then please visit your nearest Service Tasmania Shop or their website to obtain one. A mutton birding licence will set you […]
This is the image of mutton birding on Little Dog Island, Flinders Island, I could not find when I originally posted the salted mutton bird entry many days ago. Rowena & Mitchell carrying the birds down the water for cleaning, a tough job but the reward of a tasty juicy mutton bird makes it worthwhile.
After enjoying a large fat salted mutton-bird for lunch today Rowena can not wait to go mutton birding again, still 9 months to go. The mutton-bird or “short-tailed shearwater”, is a yearly visitor to Flinders Island, Tasmania. Flying in around September the adult birds prepare their burrow, mate and lay their single egg in that burrow, in the many rockeries scattered around the […]