Whilst I agree with you about this book, I also
think the book has a special and unusual role to answer the uncommon question.
It also has a real feel of honesty to it, that is part of its charm. It is what
it is and nothing more or less. This in contrast to Birds of Canberra Gardens,
that is trying to be too many things and doesn't achieve at being any of them.
Steve Wilson's book is a little naive in places, for example Figure 1 on
page 5 provides identical information to Figure 2 on page 7, so one or both of
these was unnecessary and could have been replaced by a table, but that is a
very minor critique. Last I knew Steve & Nonie were in their long term house
in Kambah (and always very pleasant to visit). So I guess they have
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