Tried 20 times at Barren Grounds, NSW trying to see a Ground Parrot. Never
entered their habitat, saw one on 20th visit on the service trail (at the end).
Also searched long and hard several times at Cooloola in QLD to no avail and
heard them but never saw one at Hyams Beach in NSW.
> On 24 Feb 2015, at 2:04 pm, "Tony Russell" <> wrote:
> Hm ! I have failed to see the Rufous Scrub bird five times at separate
> locations probably because I didn't try to walk it down. Heard it several
> times, yes, but walk into its habitat, no. I still haven't actually seen
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:44 PM
> To: Carl Clifford
> Cc: birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Fire and Night Parrot assertions
> Carl I think regardless it raises the issue of what extent people go to to
> see birds.
> I admit I'm guilty to some extent of what some may see as "breaking the
> Once seeing the Rufous Scrub bird in Barrington Tops, I walked through their
> habitat to get literally on top of one. The bird was a metre away from me
> (wish I had a Go Pro). Amazing experience but I felt a little guilty.
> When I raised this with some birders they all said it was fine to do.
> There is no way I would have seen one had I not walked 40 metres across
> their habitat.
> The other was using call back to see a Western Whipbird at Cheynes Beach.
> Charles Hunter
> +61 402 907 577
>>> On 24 Feb 2015, at 11:43 am, Carl Clifford <>
>> Yesterday evening, i received an email from John Young. In this email
> Young said that the suggestion by a birder of using fire to flush Night
> Parrots was done "in jest". A pity that this had not been mentioned in his
> original email.
>> If I offended anyone by my words in this matter, I sincerely apologise.
> Hopefully this matter can be put to rest.
>> Carl Clifford
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