North Coast NSW
I reckon you will need a hand carrying it all to
the bank - I'll bring a wheelbarrow.
How anyone gets caught with this rubbish I'll never
know - and yet I do know of two people - 1 in England and 1 here in Australia -
amazing. (Not friends, I hasten to add).
Almost a daily flight of Yellow-tailed Black
Cockatoos at present - coming down from the hills, I imagine.
Same goes for Lorikeets - mostly Scaly-breasted but
sometimes Little and they NEVER seem to settle, just scream through the
Made and spread a lot of mulch this morning which
attracted the E Yellow Robins who perched on the fence and kept dropping down
onto the mulch to pick off something. Had a new butterfly species on the block
this morning - took some video - must look it up.
I've never been fortunate enough to land up on a
nude beach whilst birding but I we often have a laugh about Morecambe Bay NW
England from very many years ago. We parked on the sea front - typical English
sea-side setting with continuous rows of boarding houses and small hotels. It
was early Sunday morning and the tide was out - that means you can't see the sea
any longer but miles of glorious mud and sand is exposed. We had the 'scope on
the car roof and were religiously searching (it was Sunday) through thousands of
waders. Occasionally odd gulls etc would leave the shore and fly inland and we
would follow them with binoculars, sometimes over the boarding
It wasn't too long before a police car arrived and
stopped by us. It contained two serious looking officers who came over and one
asked "Good morning sir, would you mind telling me what you are looking at?"
"We are bird watching" I told him and by the look
of disbelief on his face I though he was going to arrest me for being cheeky.
(This was back in the early 50's when bins and 'scopes were not at all
"Do you mind if I have a look?" he asked me. I told
him to help himself whilst biting my tongue against coming out with a smart
remark that he didn't look the type.
There was a long silence whilst he alternatively
looked through the telescope (a big Dolland draw tube job - good in it's day)
then with his naked eye and back again.
"Well I'll be buggered" he said eventually -
"there's thousands of the bloody things" "I've never seen anything like that
before, how often does this happen?"
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