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The whales are coming!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Monday, June 01, 2015
The winter whale migration for 2015 has begun today 1st of June. They have already been seen up the coast of New South Wales travelling north, in search for warmer waters.

The experts believe that this year we will see an increase of 8% in the southern right whales, and an increase of 10% with the Humpback whales. This means that we will see an approximate of 6,500 whales travelling pass our coastline, which is a great indication on how effective has been the measurements taken by the whale’s conservationists.
Along with this, we are also witnessing an increase in dugongs, dolphins, fur seals and orcas (killer whales), which is a great reason to make us feel more enthusiastic about taking care of our marine environment.

The whale migration travelling north will continue till mid July, and they will return south from September to November. Whale watching cruises depart from Sydney Harbour are very popular for people who seeks close encounter. Don't forget some warm clothes!


 
Baby humpback whale showing off his skills.

It is whale time again!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Once again the Southern migration is on, and the humpbacks are returning from the warmer waters of the north back to the Antarctic.

At least three juvenile whales have been spotted in Sydney Harbour, with many others taking their time along the coast in harbours, coves & estuaries.

It has been tipped that Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay, Jarvis bay & Eden are some of the places that can expect to see mums with their bubs on their journey south. The more popular places for migrating females will be safe havens with their abundant feeding grounds, where they would teach their calves feeding behaviour before heading to Antarctica.

Wildlife encounter

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Friday, July 06, 2012

Yesterday we had another magnificent day for our blue mountains bushwalking tour. Everybody enjoyed seeing the evasive lyre bird (Menura Novaehollandiae), as well as the sulphur crested white cokatoos (Cacatua Galerita), the colourful king parrots (Alisterus Scapularis) the playful rock warbler (Origma Solitaria) and the delighful eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria Australis). It was an exciting day taking photos of these wonderful species.

 

Australian King Parrots - males

(Left) Rock Warbler, (Right) Eastern Yellow Robin.