Birdwatching in the local park

Subject: Birdwatching in the local park
From: "jade welch" <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 20:07:13 +1000

Hi all,

Some may remember that i have been birdwatching in my local park. Well what i have been doing is compiling a list of birds i see in the park and am currently up to 61 species. Although most are not rare many are firsts for me and it is great that i have now had the chance to study a number of birds and listen to their calls while watching by myself. I now know the call of a grey honeyeater and a few other species. Here is the list of bird species i see in the park.

1. Australian Wood Duck
2. Hardhead
3. Pacific Black Duck
4. Australian Grebe
5. Australian Darter
6. Little Black Cormorant
7. Little Pied Cormorant
8. Australian Pelican
9. Little Egret
10. White-faced Heron
11. Australian White Ibis
12. Straw-necked Ibis
13. Whistling Kite
14. Black-shouldered Kite
15. Australian Hobby
16. Dusky Moorhen
17. Comb-crested Jacana
18. Purple Swamphen
19. Eurasian Coot
20. Buff-banded Rail
21. Crested Pigeon
22. Spotted Turtle-Dove
23. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
24. Galah
25. Rainbow Lorikeet
26. Pale-headed Rosella
27. Brush Cuckoo
28. Forest Kingfisher
29. Tawny Frogmouth 
30. Laughing Kookaburra
31. Grey Shrike-thrush
32. Superb Fairy-wren
33. Variegated Fairy-wren
34. Red-backed Fairy-wren
35. Striated Pardalote
36. White-throated Gerygone
37. Striped Honeyeater
38. Noisy Friarbird
39. Little Friarbird
4 0. Brown Honeyeater
41. White-throated Honeyeater
42. Eastern Spinebill
43. Scarlet Honeyeater
44. Eastern Whipbird
45. Rufous Whistler
46. Grey Fantail
47. Willie Wagtail
48. Spangled Drongo
49. Magpie-lark
50. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
51. Figbird
52. Olive-backed Oriole
53. White-breasted Woodswallow
54. Pied Butcherbird
55. Australian Magpie 
56. Pied Currawong
57. Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
58. Mistletoebird
59. Welcome Swallow
60. Silvereye
61. Indian Myna

Yours Sincerely
Mr Jade Welch
Gold Coast,

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