birding-aus Magic Moments

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From: "Trevor Hampel" <>
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 19:48:40 +0930
Every so often one experiences a magic moment in birdwatching. I had one of those this afternoon.
For over 14 years I have kept a monthly record of the bird species seen on or flying over our 2 hectare (5acre) block on the western edge of Murray Bridge (80 km SE of Adelaide). Until this afternoon the total stood at 95 species.
In a ten minute period this afternoon I added 3 species to this list:
Golden Whistler (male and female)
Flame Robin 
Inland Thornbill 
While these species are widely distributed in this area, none is really common.
I also saw several Chestnut Rumped Thornbills, a species not seen often on our home patch.
Oh for more Magic Moments like this.
Now for the magic 100 at home!!!
Happy birding.
Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge
South Australia
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