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|Subject:||The times they may be a -changing|
|From:||martin butterfield <>|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:09:52 +1100|
Bob Dylan was a little more certain than me. My pondering about about the times -or at least the seasons- changing was caused by a couple of recent observations. |
On Wednesday while walking the Settlers track in the Deep South of Namadgi I noticed that most of the birds were in mixed feeding flocks. I tend to think of this as being a Winter phenomenon.
Winter is also the season when parrots and cockatoos gather in larger flocks. So it was somewhat of a surprise to have our rustic peace and quiet disrupted yesterday morning by a flock of at least 16 Gang-gangs. There might have been as many as 20 - they didn't hang around for long and flew off as a somewhat unstructured flock which made counting difficult.
From what I saw around the Queanbeyan River and Burra Creek on Tuesday Mr Dylan certainly started his song on the money when starting his ditty "Come gather ’round people, wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown"
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