James, you're so right - but 'nice' plus, I suggest.
We came to Queensland over 30 years ago, and it is no exaggeration to say that
every single day I feel, and usually say, Wow!
A couple of years ago, we took a seven week trip to some exotic places around
the world, heaps of great birding, I'd love to do it again - but first day
back, I said "Wow!" when I saw a Red-capped Robin in the garden. Mind you,
there's a lot of pleasure just stepping onto the verandah most days - even
before a bird is seen.
When I go birding around the place with overseas visitors, their cumulative
wows outdo mine, and almost without exception they wish they could live here.
And there's so much more to it than just the birds!
It's a privilege to live in this magnificent country.
> From: > To: > Date: Thu,
> 27 Mar 2008 11:57:29 +0000> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Australia is nice> > >
> After 3 1/2 months in NZ and having totally given up birding after my first !
> 1/2 there, and therefore having two whole months to forget I am a birder, I
> yesterday (and the day before) found myself in the Blue Mountains,
> remembering how nice birding is.> > Oh! how wonderful Australian birdlife is!
> This land is, and how could I have forgotten at all(?), birding paradise. It
> almost makes up for the wasted time on sport and crap beer. > > One day, I
> should return, and "do" the rest of Victoria and NSW.> > You lucky, lucky
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