life of birds videos etc.

Subject: life of birds videos etc.
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 08:42:05 +1100
Hi everyone,
I previously said that I had no sound problems on my life of birds video 3 
(which is true as far as I can tell) however I have 
since found there are sound problems on tape 2.  On my tape there is a problem 
with the start of the 5th episode and a bit more in 
the 7th episode near the end.  The problems are not long or very terrible but 
are annoying. 
However the series is very good.  While not wanting to spoil anything for those 
watching the ABC shows (which I still am anyway) 
one of the best Australian sections is some great video of a Superb Lyrebird 
(from Tidbinbilla I think) doing a kookaburra, then a 
pretty good camera shutter, then an exceptional camera with motor wind, then a 
car alarm and then a most spectacular chainsaw and 
falling tree.  The camera with motorwind and the chainsaw are so good that I 
couldn't stop from laughing.  I remember a thread last 
year where some people cast doubts on the lyrebirds ability to mimic inanimate 
objects and weave them into a display well this 
video is pretty convincing.  

Christmas and holiday wishes to all and thanks for all the input and 
interesting discussions during the year.  My best bird for the 
year had to be the Rednecked Phalarope at Western Treatment Plant.  I had been 
waiting for that one for a long time and it lived up 
to expectations as it was just entering full breeding plumage.  Also on the 
same day new life birds included Black Falcon, Wood 
Sandpiper and Lewin's Rail; a day to remember!  

Best Wishes
John Boyce

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