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From: "arianwen" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 17:57:49 +1000

Hi to everyone that responded and thanks for the welcome 8-)

I am aware this is a bird watching list, I also enjoy bird watching and that is the reason I joined this list.  While I was introducing myself I thought that perhaps because birds are a hobby of those on this list, that they may know something about the disease which does not only affect pet birds but also wild birds. 

I have enjoyed bird watching for many years, though do not have a great expertise in the area.  I was given the gift of a bird identification book “simpson & day, Field Guide to the Birds of Australia; a book of identification”.  I have enjoyed identifying birds from the wild and around my area and was pleasantly surprised to find Corella’s in my local area that according to my identification book come no where close to here.  I’ve enjoyed watching a lot of birds go through their nesting season around our area… I have so far identified Aus. Raven’s, Sulphur Crested cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, blue faced honey eaters and of course noisy miners.  There are various other species… a small species of bird of prey I am unable to identify because anytime I have ever seen it, it has been flying high trying to lose a number of upset noisy miners, magpie larks and ravens. *LOL*  I know it has a nest near by though… but have never been able to see it at good range to identify it.


And for those concerned, I can assure you my bird was not caged 8-)  But a very very well loved family member who loved nothing more than to be with us, having free run of the house and yard – wings not clipped – of course his disease meant he was unable to fly anyway the poor little guy.  I do not have any caged birds and would not want to keep any caged birds.  Anyway, thanks for the welcome, I look forward to learning more and chatting about the antics of my local birds.



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