Re: birding-aus pardalotes

To: "Nick" <>, <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus pardalotes
From: "Nigel Sutherland" <>
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 09:00:58 +0800
Hi all
A couple of months ago I was following a small flock of striated pardelotes and ended up "hiding" amongst some leafy branches of a young eucalypt, in a small area that had been revegetated about 2 years ago. I was getting good views of the pardelotes which were in the next tree along when they all decided to fly into my tree. After about 2 or 3 minutes of my keeping very still there were 3 of them feeding on a branch not more than 30cm from my face, giving me really excellent views of them and their behaviour. They stayed in my tree for at least 5 minutes before moving off to another. I don't think that they could not have seen me so I must assume that they are very trusting and confiding birds.
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From: Nick <>
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Date: Tuesday, 4 May 1999 7:52
Subject: birding-aus pardalotes

Hello all
Not usually one for sentimental style birding experiences, but this was amazing...
I was birding in Campbell Park in the ACT on the weekend, and was trying to photograph some sitella's which were doing their usual thing in a eucalypt, which had a wattle tree growing near its base. My camera was close to a branch of the wattle tree, and I saw a bird bounding down this branch. When it stopped i realised it was a female spotted pardalote. By this stage she was only about 1 metre from the end of my lens, and i was trying to back away so it would focus that closely - but the pardalote must have been camera shy, cause it proceeded to hop onto my lens and there was nothing i could do. It sat there on my lens for about 20 seconds before it jumped off. I wish i had a second camera to take a photo of that moment. Are pardalotes usually this confiding??
Nick Leseberg
P.S  Does anyone know of somewhere close to Canberra where you can reliably see Painted Button-Quail??
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