Re: Possible Little Grassbird?

To: John Harris <>
Subject: Re: Possible Little Grassbird?
From: Denis Wilson <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:09:29 +1100
Hi Julie

You ought not be discouraged.
You have the desire to learn. That is the most important thing.

Denis Wilson

“There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.”

― Carl SaganThe Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Denis Wilson

Some things in the universe are greater and deeper
than human intelligence.
It is the Power of Nature which bewilders us.

"The Nature of Robertson"

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 3:29 PM, John Harris <> wrote:
You are not a blunderer or if you are, so am I and so are most of the rest of us.I for one appreciate your enthusiasm and keenness to learn.

From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 3:24 pm
To: COG Chatline <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Re: Possible Little Grassbird?

My sincere apologies to everyone for sending a larger than acceptable email and apparently not being able to use a field guide.

I've been TOLD my bird is a reed-warbler.

I would like to say that I have 2 field guides, spend hours going through them,  and am keen to learn.

I'd like to thank all those on the chatline who have been so supportive and helpful to me as I blunder along with my bird discoveries.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Julie Clark <> wrote:
Hi All,

Paddling around Lake Ginninderra in my kayak this morning I photographed the attached bird. When I was taking the photos I assumed it was a reed-warbler, but looking at them later I'm  now not sure, unless perhaps it's a young bird??

Could it possibly be a little grassbird? I haven't seen one before.
The tail, streaks on the chest and the colour on the head and back all appear different to reed-warblers I've seen.

Thanks once again for your help.


Julie Clark

Julie Clark

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