Re: Seeing Albert's Lyrebirds

Subject: Re: Seeing Albert's Lyrebirds
From: Mr Sr Pywell <>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 16:39:31 +1000
Being a runner and a birder, I can vouch for the effectiveness of 
running thru the bush as a means of seeing birds - especailly ones 
which are normally shy. It certianly works for Supberb Lyrebirds in 
the Dandenongs. It is amazing too how much less wary the birds seem 
of runners than walkers. It seems the threat imposed by a fast 
passing object is much less than that from something creeping along 
towards them. From my years of watching Dusky Moorhen at Jells Park 
(Melbourne) and running thru the same park on countless occasions 
(usually when I was sick of watching Duskies), I can tell you I could 
get much clsoer and with less disturbance to them when I was running 
than walking -providing I was not running direclty at them of course. 
Of course the big draw back is that your views of the birds are 
rather fleeting as you dash off along the track.

Sean Pywell

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