Dollarbird at Katoomba

Subject: Dollarbird at Katoomba
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:33:08 +1100
The bushfire here at Katoomba came within 500m of my house last night with
a spot fire breaking out just downslope from here. This morning things seem
to be a little more under control (although I'm not getting too relaxed
just yet). This morning as helicopters were constantly flying over and
filling up their water buckets from a pond in the gully nearby, there was a
Dollarbird flying around over my street. Very unusual in the upper Blue
Mountains, and whether or not its appearance is related to the fire I don't



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