What's wrong with this list?

To: "Steve Clark" <>, "birding aus" <>
Subject: What's wrong with this list?
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 10:58:41 +1000
Do I recall correctly that you were reporting on one visit? If so aren't you reading too much into the results of one visit? At this time of year, many birds of these species form mixed flocks and travel around together. Your suggestion may be relevant but isn't it a simpler explanation that they could have just been somewhere else, apart from where you were, at the time you were there.
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From: Steve Clark <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, 8 July 2003 8:44
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] What's wrong with this list?

G'day all

Many folk correctly guessed that I was disturbed by the total lack of
wrens, thornbills, scrubwrens, fantails, robins, flycatchers, whistlers,
shrike-thrush, weebills, finches ...

We all know that some of these are the birds that seem to be
disappearing from our woodlands but I've never been in a forest totally
lacking them before.  There were so many other birds (honeyeaters and
lorikeets) around that I didn't realise what was missing for a while.


Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

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