Hail the return of the Dollarbird (spring really is here!)

Subject: Hail the return of the Dollarbird (spring really is here!)
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 08:33:16 +1000

All the signs of spring have been around for a few weeks now - Fairy Martins, Western Gerygones, Pallid Cuckoos etc etc but this week things have really progressed here in Dubbo.  On Monday there was a Rufous Songlark in the Grace Bros carpark in the middle of town (mind you, they overwinter in the Capertee Valley) and yesterday a Rufous Whistler was singing from the same location.  It's not unusual to have a sprinkling of woodland birds in the Dubbo's shopping centre as it is right on the river with it's huge River Red Gums and sporting fields nearby.

Yesterday the icing on the spring cake was my first Dollarbird for the season.  A temperature on the right side of the mid-twenties.  Life doesn't get much better than this.

Cheers from sunny down-town Dubbo


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
Fax: 02 6884 9382

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