Subject: RE:Sitellas....
From: "terry gourlay" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 01:21:18 +0000
Hi Annette et al,
The Varied Sitella isn't a common bird on Ainslie Majura....I don't know but having a feeling for the area I think it is the same peregrinating party that one sees in my case about every fortnight,they are sometimes at the back of my house on Mt Majura....As to the Orange Wing,in Spring a good wheeze is to use a piece of Polystyrene rubbed on a small square of spittle moistened glass to make a sound like the Y.Robin alarm,these Sitellas if you stand in cover will go quite mad around one and flit within 300 mm of ones face,when all that registers seems to be the orange wings which give the impression of being harrassed by a swarm of orange Butterflies...Good Luck,Terry Gourlay.

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