Little Friarbird and other week-end Birding

To: "Goldie, John" <>, <>
Subject: Little Friarbird and other week-end Birding
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 23:16:49 +1100
Hi John,
A bit of trivia, related to part of what you wrote. I learned about the
Gang-gang Cockatoo when I was primary school age. They used to always arrive
as the almonds ripened in our orchard. So we rarely got any almonds. Our
family were always amazed at how that happened (apart from that no one else
in my family had any interest in birds). We didn't know what they were
called. We knew them as the dark grey, funny looking - not quite galahs -
some with red heads, with the odd noises.  We didn't see them elsewhere (but
of course we never looked).
That was outer Melbourne (Eltham) in the 1960s.


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