Quiet Sunday Morning

To: 'Geoffrey Dabb' <>, "" <>
Subject: Quiet Sunday Morning
From: Suzanne EDGAR <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 21:48:02 +0000

Brilliant pic!!! lovely combo of the natural & the  man-made/destroyed



From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Sunday, 4 November 2018 3:04 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Quiet Sunday Morning


Intending to have a very early scout around Campbell Park I had a particularly early dog walk this morning (0610-0630).  Then a pleasant enough stroll in the sad-looking CP woodland.  Quite a few trillers had come in, D Woodswallows and Weebills nest building, both gerygones.  None of the inland woodswallows, although there was a mixed flock of about 20 of them moving through yesterday.  On returning home there was something of a buzz in the neighbourhood.  A car had been burned on the top of Rocky Knob in broad daylight.  This must have occurred just a few minutes after the dogwalk.  If I’d carried a camera, which I sometimes do, I might have been able to capture the event.  Is it only my impression, or is this now happening with alarming frequency?  Neighbours in, or perhaps just out of, bed were alerted by the explosive sound of bursting tires.  The remains of the vehicle rest on The Knob, like a great bird with outstretched wings that has made an awkward landing.  In the below picture I have added the pair of resident butcherbirds which are such a conspicuous element in the local soundscape. 


These days, it is necessary to take care with  Mid-morning Ball to avoid pelting the ball into the Frogmouth Tree, but a further dislocation occurred when I had to pause the game to pick up a premature Noisy Miner fledgling and lodge it in the large cedar, accompanied by the distinctive sound of Extra Noisy Miners.   Not really such a quiet morning.




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