Odd Obs -- re searching for Painted Button Quails

Subject: Odd Obs -- re searching for Painted Button Quails
From: Julian Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:29:34 +1000
Tobias - I saw your Gerygone this morning.  Before that I flushed a Boobook out of the southern reveg block.  Half an hour later and back in the main reveg patch I went looking for the PBQs.  While staring at the ground intently so as to see it before flushing it  (great plan, but...) I managed to flush the same or another owl that exploded out of a small euc a metre from my left shoulder.  So I followed the owl to see if it was the same one ... lost the owl but almost immediately while distracted managed to flush a PBQ!   On my way out, just near the gate at the SE corner of the reveg (the usual entry point) two quails of indeterminate species but inside the reveg and near yet more platelets walked away as I approached and into the very thick acacia thicket.

On the upside, I did fluke a somewhat miraculous shot of the flushed boobook ...

Julian R


At 03:43 PM 24/09/2008, Tobias Hayashi wrote:
Hi all,
This morning, while looking for the Painted Button-Quail at Cooleman Ridge (it didnt show, but there were plenty of platelets), I came across a White-throated Gerygone, my first of the season.
At school (Weston), I came across a hybrid Crimson/Eastern Rosella. I reckon these have got to be one of the most beautiful birds.
Also at school, a Caper White (the butterfly, not the bird).

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