silver gull

To: <>, "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Subject: silver gull
From: "Rod's Gardening" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 22:07:15 +1100
After a hectic day in the early nineties my wife and I were relaxing with at our Durras c'van having a quiet drink and listening to the music from Phantom of the Opera when a male and female Eastern Whipbirds landed in a flowering bottlebrush not 10 feet away.  For the next ten minutes they entertained us with repeated deafening "whip" and answering "choo choo" calls while moving around within the same isolated bush.  I had never before seen them stay in one place for so long and haven't seen it since.  In most of my whipbird sightings they usually appear to be foraging and moving quickly thru the scrub.  Maybe they were attracted to the sound of the music.  Maybe they thought hey that's nice, but we can do better!  Which they surely did.
Rod Mackay
Tel:   0407 456 330
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