It is interesting to read about sightings, I think. It would also be good if
you joined Eremaea which runs BirdLine (free) and started putting your lists
there. You could also contribute to the Atlas. Spending the time doing this
means that the information is available not only to birders, but also to
councils and governments, and may be useful in helping to decide if an area
should be conserved or not, for example.
I think there are quite a few of the silent readers of the forum who find
behaviours interesting too.
On 02/05/2013, at 9:50 AM, Matt Meischke wrote:
> Hello, All,
> I am a long time stalker on this list, but have not yet contributed.
> I am not a twitcher by any stretch of the imagination, but have always
> loved all birds and pay pretty close attention to them.
> This list is a wonderful resource, and I must say in passing THANK YOU to
> Russ and all contributors for everything I have learnt from y'all.
> I often wonder if a sighting would be of interest to the list or not, but
> have never gotten around to posting. Is it of interest to the list that
> there are white-browed babblers (and double-barred finches and diamond
> firetails) on the Gundaroo common, for example? Or that my local magpie
> family have developed a taste for pistachio nuts and I saw one manipulating
> the nut with it's foot?
> This morning I saw dozens of ibis in the field on the Eastern side of the
> Barton Hwy as you enter Murrumbateman from Canberra (prob. 60-100 birds in
> total). What caught my eye was that half of them were straw-necked ibis,
> which I haven't seen in the district before. It struck me that some
> Canberra-ites might like to take a short drive to check 'em out.
> Thanks again for this great resource,
> Matt Meischke, Gundaroo.
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