An unusual encounter

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Subject: An unusual encounter
From: "Tony Lawson" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:14:52 +1000
Yesterday we had 14 gang gangs in our garden.  They usually squabble a lot but at one time there were 7 on the circular feeder at the same time. No snaps as the photographer in the family was not around at the time.
Of course no room for the king parrots, so I was feeding a male by hand. He was perched on a vine and I had my arm out with seed in my palm. Suddenly a young male gang gang landed on my wrist.  With its strong beak and big feet I was pretty anxious but it proceeded to gently take the seed out of my palm, one at a time.
Something entirely different. The latest National Library magazine (June) has 2 articles of interest. One on budgerigars by Penny Olsen and one on John Gould, by Rosslyn Russell, who has recently put out a book on Gould.  The magazine is readily available at the National Library.
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