Fw: Field Guides

To: "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Fw: Field Guides
From: "Andrew Patrick" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 19:35:50 +1100
The same could be said for Galahs, Trevor. ;),
I saw my first woodhen in 1982 when I was 15 or so when I didn't even own a
field guide. It was part of a breeding pair. They were nesting in the garden
of the most southerly house on the island. We weren't allowed to see the
nest of course but the non-sitting bird was in the front yard right at your
feet. The lady of the house brought out a large plate with, I think,
shredded cheese. (for the bird I mean, not for us).

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor Quested <>
To: birding-aus <>
Date: Saturday, 5 December 1998 6:30
Subject: Re: Field Guides

>Hi Andrew,
>The Lord Howe Island Woodhen wasn't too hard to identify without a
>Trevor  & Annie Quested
>Sydney,  Australia
>Phone   +61 2 9955 6266
>Fax  + 61 2  9959 4005
>>I assume Lord Howe island birds are on the Australian list. Lord Howe is
>>easily accessible and many of us have been there. So how come the Woodhen
>>isn't in the field guides whereas, for example, the vagrant King Penguin
>>I for one would like the Woodhen to be in the guides.
>>Andrew Patrick
>>Cumberland Bird Observers' Club

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