Re: Rose-coloured Starling

To: Lawrie Conole <>
Subject: Re: Rose-coloured Starling
From: knightl <>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 18:35:01 +1000
Actually, a good reason to have a look at that particular RS is that it is a heroic individual. While you mightn't travel to the Gulf of Carpentaria to see a bloke walking along a road, you might do so to see someone like Jon Muir completing a solo crossing of the continent [9.30 ABC tonight].

You might see flocks of the species in Kazakhstan, but they won't have that star quality ...

Regards, Laurie.

On Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at 09:38  AM, Lawrie Conole wrote:
For those frustrated easterners salivating over the Rosy Starling in the far NW, can I suggest you just go a few extra miles and watch these birds for real in Central Asia. Out on the steppe in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2000 I recall seeing thousands of the blighters - big wheeling flocks reminiscent of Galahs with the alternating pink/dark flashes of colour. It looks like this local wanderer is going to be a bit elusive on its own in such a big landscape - well done to those who found it in the first place.

Laurie & Leanne Knight

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