WOW on the Outback Twitchathon

Subject: WOW on the Outback Twitchathon
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 10:50:55 +1100
I just wish to add that the close views we had of this very regal-looking
Bustard made a pretty good birthday present! (Nearly as good as the
interesting rendition of happy birthday sung by David and Mick in duet that


>Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 16:08:18 +1000
>From: Michael Todd <>
>Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] WOW on the Outback Twitchathon
>Hello all,
>WOW (Whacked-out Woodswallows= David Geering, Carol Probets and myself)
>embarked on the outback twitchathon over the weekend. Conditions were very,
>very dry and bird activity was very low- apart from the ever-present
>White-plumed Honeyeaters and Yellow-throated Miners that is!
>Our 36 hour expedition began in Currawinya NP in SW Qld and travelled
>through Hungerford, Wanaaring, Louth, Cobar and down to Nombinnie NR in
>central west NSW. The best bird that we found was a healthy looking
>Australian Bustard at Trilby, about 20 km SW of Louth on the Darling River.
>Overall highlights of the of the twitch included-

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