Tassie Birding

Subject: Tassie Birding
From: "David Siems" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 17:38:59 +1000

Hi Netters,

                At times you can be glad you are driving at 95kmh in a 110kmh zone. On the way to Mole Creek Caves I was driving between Devonport and Deloraine when my sister, Pauline, saw a Sea-Eagle over the tree tops. Next it dives between two big gum trees and takes a dead possum off the road and just managed to fly into the next lane as I drove over the spot. Would have been really bad for the bird and us if we had collided.

                At Mole Creek we checked out the King Solomon Cave which was stunning in its beauty. Then onto Marakoopa Cave and while having our picnic lunch, three pair of Scarlet Robins were feeding under the shrubs. On the way out two Beautiful Firetails took off from the side of the road.

                Over the years I have visited Tasmania the Tas Native Hen seems to be more prolific and when I read in a local cook book the old story that it is cooked the same as a cockatoo, nailed to a board with the blue metal in the pot, no wonder there are more of them.



All the Best

David Siems




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