Not-Swift-enough parrots still at Hackett

To: "Cog line" <>
Subject: Not-Swift-enough parrots still at Hackett
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:04:00 +1000
By laying low at the Folk Festival for 4 days I obviously deluded the swift
parrots into thinking I had left the ACT again.  As a result I have been
able to add them to my ACT list this afternoon.  Thank you to John and Kathy
for the faith-building post below, and to Anthony Overs for alerting me to
it this morning.  I didn't try to count the birds as they were extremely
active -flying from tree to tree in flocks of 3 or 4.  One flock came close
to embedding themselves in a nice lady walker's hair.  She was very
impressed to find out that she had nearly been mugged by such rare (for the
ACT at least) birds.)

Put me up to 209 please David McD and remove these little rascals from my
wish list please Yarden.

Feeling smug about having defeated this elusive species, as I drove home I
contemplated how members of the CLASS Aves will celebrate my departure for
the US on April 16th.  My conclusion is that those who stay at Bruce Stadium
later that day (just after the Brumbies have thrashed the NSW Waratahs) will
see a Brolga behind the Northern goal.


-----Original Message-----
From: Goldie, John 
Sent: Tuesday, 29 March 2005 10:07 AM
To: Cog line
Subject: Swift parrots still at Hackett

The Swift Parrots are still around the water tank at Hackett.  This
morning we observed 26 just sitting in a tree near the "creek".

John and Kathy


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