|Subject:||Port Fairy Pelagic 4 Aug. 2002|
|From:||"John Harris" <>|
|Date:||Tue, 06 Aug 2002 14:11:45 +1000|
Thanks Mike for being discrete about the sick list but for the record, I , John Harris was the One sick person. But hey, I had a great time in between and with 7 and possibly 9 ticks (new Albatross taxonomy!?!) and 3 rolls of film later, it was well worth the sore neck and dry throat.
It was fabulous to see the Cape Petrel as it has been pelagic species that I have longed to see and not just because it is black and white - a pelagic magpie!!!
It was also good to travel with Peter, Tim and Euan and for their assistance in finding me my other tick for the weekend, a Rufous Bristlebird at Loch Ard Gorge. It was good to see one in its natural habitat before returning to the carpark to see them being fed cake by tourists. A guaranteed bird to coin the phrase of a well traveled "Big Twitcher".
Thanks for your organisation Mike
Doncaster East, Vic
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