Subject: various
From: lorne <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 11:19:28 +1100
Hi gang... Lorne here...

1. Congrats to Edwin Vella on finding the Swifts and Regents... wish I'd
been with him! Oh well, we got a Yellow Wagtail together months ago.
I'll be out to Castlereagh on Thursday, with my fingers crossed tightly.

2. Can anyone tell me rough numbers in the wild for boths Swifts and
Regents. Are they definately two of Australia's rarest birds?

3. Bought a pair of HANIMEX DISCOVERY binocs for $90 from a K-Mart,
recently. Light-weight, 10 x 50, nice design, 50mm width eyepiece. If
you need some cheap, decent binoculars, have a look at them.

4. Some bad facts from the A.C.F. ...

* More than 5 million birds are killed each year in Australia due to
land clearing.
* Australia clears more land than any other developed country.
* The amount of land cleared in Aust. over the last 50 years equals the
amount cleared in the forst 150 years of settlement!

PEACE and happy birding,


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