Sydney Marathon list

Subject: Sydney Marathon list
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 22:08:37 +1100 (EST)
Everyones talking about the Twitchathon, but here is a different "-athon"
rist.  I ran in the Sydney Marathon this morning, I had a vague idea of
trying to list 42 birds - one per kilometre. as a distraction from the
aches & pains.

In principle, quite doable as the route included a circuit of Centennial
Park.  In practice, looking around wasn't possible and much of my list
was heard, and only obvious calls at that.  I did manage the 27 below.

Plenty of glaring omissions but one good bird (for my part of inner sydney
at least) - Fan-tailed Cuckoo in Concord.  This was about kilometre 35 so
I was far from my best by then - but I can't think what I could have
mistaken for its call.

Andrew Taylor

Black Swan
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Pied Cormorant
Australian Pelican
Australian White Ibis
Eurasian Coot
Dusky Moorhen
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Eastern Rosella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Common Koel
Spotted Pardalote
White-plumed Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Willie Wagtail
Australian Raven
Australian Magpie
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin  

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