PS. When I got home I
listened to what I could find on the internet in terms of bird calls of the
rufous songlark and Australasian pipit. The songlark call was similar but
not identical to what I had heard, and none of the recordings I listened to were
much good anyway.
Leggoe [ Sent: Saturday, 14 September 2013
12:14 PM To:
I’m a bit reluctant to ask for an ID without any image, but I
am very curious. This morning I went for a walk around the bare paddock
opposite the RSPCA at Weston because I was intrigued by a strident bird song
that was new to me. I determined this much:
Up to half a dozen birds would have been
involved, but not together, they did their thing individually.
The bird was about the size of an Australasian
It was fawn in colour with rusty spots on the
It was most vocal whilst on the wing, and flew
round and round in circles above the bare ground.
The call was a series of strident cheeps and
At one stage a calling pair stopped calling and
went from the top of lamp poles down into a creek together.
Has anyone else seen these birds, and what are