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Subject: YTBCs
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 01:09:17 +0100

The long weekend was dominated by yellow-tailed black cockatoos.  They seem to be haunting my every move, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  3 flew very low (eye-level from the top bays) over the driving range at Narrabundah on Saturday, then some more flew over Yowani as I was driving home.  I'm also sure I heard some down at Numeralla, east of Cooma, on Sunday.  Then yesterday I heard more while looking for the zebra finches near Jarramlee.  My fear that perhaps I was hearing things that didn't exist was quashed when 6 of them appeared and flew directly over me, only a metre over my head.  Another group could be heard calling further away.  In addition to the YTBCs, there was a hive of activity near Jarramlee.  A lot of dusky woodswallows (including a juvenile), white-plumed h/e, 2 goldfinches (one in transition from immature to adult), kookaburras, a wave of willie wagtails, redrumps and lots more.

David, due to my brother's advice, I did a quick count and have found that my ACT lifelist stands at 154 so please add me to the list. 

Maurits Zwankhuizen


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