Mitchell Park

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Subject: Mitchell Park
From: John Clifton-Everest <>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 09:54:31 +1100
On a trip to Mitchell Park (nr Windsor, NSW) yesterday with a keen
birdwatching friend from the UK, I managed to show her all the usual
delights of that spot, missing out only on the Rufous Fantails which
seem oddly absent this year.  Along the creek we found a Powerful Owl,
which took flight more from the violent thunder than from the five
children we had in tow -- a magnificent sight flapping through the
canopy!  We also found an Australian Hobby, circling over the water.
But our most unexpected observation was an Emerald Dove, which proceeded
down the path before us.  We had some excellent views of it both feeding
and in flight.  I do not recall this species being recorded by others
from Mitchell Park, indeed from my memory it seems to have attracted
little comment at all on birding-aus.  Would someone (Allan Morris?)
care to comment on the incidence of Emerald Doves in the Sydney region?
John Clifton-Everest

Associate Professor John M. Clifton-Everest
Department of Germanic Studies
University of Sydney
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