speckled warblers around brisbane

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Subject: speckled warblers around brisbane
From: john hammond <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 16:00:00 +1030
David. I refer to your post concerning speckled warblers around Brisbane. 
Allthough not in the Brisbane metro area as such I do have what i consider to 
be a reliable spot to see them at the moment about 15 minutes from karawatha at 
Jimboomba. I went there with my uncle three weeks ago and have been there three 
more times on my own and have seen them every time. If you would like to see 
the speckled warbler again please do not hesitate to contact me for directions 
to the site. An  un caring developer and advertizing company are about to 
develop the land so i dont know how much longer we will be able to enjoy the 
wonderfull bird life this area has to offer.....Regards John Hammond.

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> Message: 1> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:34:04 +1030> From: "David Robertsdon" 
> <>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Canada Geese> To: 
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> charset="iso-8859-1"> > Many years ago just before Christmas I spotted "Free 
> Range Geese" in Central Market, Adelaide. I had often criticised turkey and 
> duck to my wife as being too dry and lauded the virtues of a juicy goose, so 
> I bought it. It was huge.> We stuck it in the oven and waited. A the 
> appointed time we pulled it out and stared in disbelief. An enormous 
> skeleton, a few grams of meat like leather and a pool of fat in the pan. The 
> the penny dropped. "Free Range Geese"> Certainly - Magpie Geese from the 
> NT!!!> No we didn't eat it. We couldn't. We minced what was left and eat 
> something else.> I suspect Canada Geese would be the same.> David Robertson> 
> Adelaide.> > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 
> 2008 15:36:51 +1000> From: L&L Knight <>> Subject: 
> [Birding-Aus] Albatross feeding flight patterns> To: Birding Aus 
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> text/plain; charset="us-ascii"> > Some interesting research for pelagic 
> birders. Do the first birds on > the scene of a burley slick normally 
> approach from downwind? I wonder > if more birds might be attracted if some 
> of the burley is held aloft > so the scent carries further.> > Regards, 
> Laurie.> > >> > 
> Wandering Albatrosses Follow Their Nose> March 6, 2008> > -------------- next 
> part --------------> > > > The first study of how individual wandering 
> albatrosses find food > shows that the birds rely heavily on their sense of 
> smell. The birds > can pick up a scent from several miles away, U.S. and 
> French > researchers have found.> "This is the first time anyone has looked 
> at the odor-tracking > behavior of individual birds in the wild using remote 
> techniques," > said Gabrielle Nevitt, professor of neurobiology, physiology 
> and > behavior at UC Davis and an author on the study with UC Davis graduate 
> > student Marcel Losekoot of the Bodega Marine Laboratory and Henri > 
> Weimerskirch of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, > France.> 
> > Wandering albatrosses fly for thousands of miles across the ocean, > 
> usually gliding a few feet above sea level. Floating carrion, > especially 
> squid, make up a large part of their diet.> > Albatrosses nesting on 
> Possession Island in the southwestern Indian > Ocean were fitted with GPS 
> receivers that recorded their exact > position every 10 seconds and stomach 
> temperature gauges that noted > every meal. When the birds returned to land 
> after a foraging trip, the > researchers removed the equipment and downloaded 
> the data.> > They found that the birds usually flew across the wind, which 
> allows > them to cross plumes of scent drifting downwind and is also the best 
> > strategy for energy-efficient soaring.> > Sometimes birds would fly 
> straight to food, but almost half the time > an albatross would either turn 
> upwind or zigzag into the wind toward a > meal. Both patterns suggest that 
> the birds were following a plume of > scent, rather than visual cues. Birds 
> could turn upwind toward a food > source several miles away -- well over the 
> visual horizon.> > Hunting by scent allows the albatross to cover a strip of 
> ocean > several miles wide as it flies crosswind, Nevitt said.> > Wandering 
> albatrosses and their relatives do not appear to have > particularly good 
> eyesight, compared with other predatory birds, and > their eyes may be 
> adapted to scan movement on the horizon. That might > help them detect other 
> groups of other birds gathered around food.> > The study is published online 
> by the journal Proceedings of the > National Academy of Sciences and was 
> funded by grants from the French > Polar Institute and the U.S. National 
> Science Foundation.> > ------------------------------> > Message: 3> Date: 
> Sat, 8 Mar 2008 16:16:57 +1000> From: "Alan Gillanders" 
> <>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Canada Geese> 
> To: "David Robertsdon" <>, "Birding-Aus"> 
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> format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";> reply-type=original> > Magpie Geese are 
> gamey, can be rather dry but not when they are full of fat. > "meat like 
> leather and a pool of fat" seems a bit strange to me unless you > grossly 

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