Non- twitcher in Alice and the Forest Wagtail

To: "Julie Neumann" <>, <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Non- twitcher in Alice and the Forest Wagtail
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 11:30:00 +1000
Julie, like Tony who is really just getting too old, you are making a big mistake by not going to the 'famous B& B'. Missing the tick may be a minor consequence but not enjoying watching this bird and the social occasion that this has become should not be missed. It was a joy to watch the Forest Wagtail at close range walk in a deliberate and unhurried manner, wave its tail in a horizontal rather than a vertical plane, search for food in the shadows, eat a large caterpillar, take a long bath scattering water widely and then preening at length on the ground and in a tree. All this in the pleasant surrounds of a landscaped but surprisingly small garden and in the convivial company of the host and five others of like mind sharing the experience. It was great!

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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