Residents of Brisbane’s Western Suburbs would no doubt be familiar with the Feather Fascination column in the monthly community publication The Local Bulletin
These popular articles are penned by MCCG member Jim Butler, who has faithfully been sharing his birding experiences exclusively with The Local Bulletin readers since 2012. The accompanying photos are usually supplied by Ed Frazer of Brookfield, who is also well known in the local community for his crisp and colourful images of the remarkable birdlife in our Catchment.
The articles also contribute to a repository of educational resources provided for anyone interested in learning about local birds and their behaviour. Creating these resources is an activity of the long-running MCCG Bird Project – to read more, click here.
The editors of The Local Bulletin have kindly allowed the MCCG to share Jim’s articles online. Stay tuned for some wonderful reading and photos! Our thanks to Jim, Ed and to The Local Bulletin!
Feather Fascination 2020
Feather Fascination December 2020
… The final Feather Fascination column from the fabulous Jim Butler!
Feather Fascination November 2020
… The race to protect our treasured neighbours in our trees.
Feather Fascination October 2020
… Our wild bird friends – are we checking in on them or them on us?
Feather Fascination September 2020
… Cockatoos – Are they as damaging as they seem?
Feather Fascination August 2020
… Double-Barred Finches. Look for them now.
Feather Fascination July 2020
… mobbing for Survival
Feather Fascination June 2020
… balancing energy expenditure for efficiency
Feather Fascination May 2020
… powerful by name and powerful by nature! The WOO-HOO of Powerful Owls can be be heard during May!
Feather Fascination April 2020
… exactly what lies under the Mistletoe? Learn about the hemiparasite and the birds that depend on their nectar
Feather Fascination March 2020
… it takes more than trees to attract and sustain birds – Jim explains what is required
Feather Fascination February 2020
… the bushfire recovery effort for birds – what does the future hold?
Feather Fascination January 2020
… a thought provoking article about our relationship and dependence on birds